RANDOLPH - Albert Paul Zrimsek, 97, of Hatchery Road, Randolph, passed away at 4:24 a.m. Saturday, (Nov. 2, 2013) in the Lutheran Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Jamestown, N.Y.
A lifelong area resident, he was born March 5, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Anton and Frances Carpon Zrimsek.
He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Onoville and then went on to serve his country.
Albert Paul Zrimsek
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Zrimsek served from June 1, 1941, to Oct. 15, 1945, with the 270th Engineer Battalion as a tractor operator. He served on missions to Na-ples, Foggia, Rhineland, Rome and southern France. After his service, he received the American Service Defense Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Following the war, Al became a self-employed electrician and eventually retired from the former McNallie Hardware in Randolph, where he was an electrician and plumber. He had also worked as an area home builder and carpenter, and for the former Putnam-Frank garage in Randolph.
Al was a member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181 and was a former long-standing member of Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Randolph, where he actively played in leagues and had his hole-in-one at the age of 88. He enjoyed bowling, carpentry, golfing, wood working and remodeling, and spending time with his dear friends Bob and Betty Cole.
He is survived by two daughters: Joyce Derby and husband Ralph of Randolph, and Judith Tuttle and husband Roger of Fairview, W.Va.; two granddaughters: Dawn Andrews and husband Lester, and Tammy Adams, all of Randolph; three great-grandchildren: Kelley and Brady Andrews and Makena Adams, all of Randolph.
He was preceded by his wife, Rose L. Hribar, whom he married on April 19, 1941, and who died on Feb. 27, 1997; a sister, Mary Burch; and five brothers: Anthony, William, Ed, Frank and Henry Zrimsek (killed in World War II).
Friends are invited to join the family at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2013) in the East Randolph Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Broad, rector of the Randolph Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. As per Al's request visitation will not be observed.
Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph. To leave a condolence, log on to www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com.