DUMONT, N.J. —James W. “Jim” Zanosky, of Scottsdale, Ariz. and formerly of Dumont, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17 at age 78.
He was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Minneapolis to Lillian and James Zanosky.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Ann in August 2015.
He is survived by his son, James Zanosky and his wife Elizabeth, Lynne Vietri and her husband Mike; five grandchildren, Jackie, Amanda, Courtney, Michael and Jake; brother-in-law, Bill Doremus; and many supportive friends, both here and in Scottsdale, who helped him care for his wife Ann.
Zanosky lived in many places before high school, but then settled in Leonia, where he met the love of his life. He married in 1960 and in 1964 bought a home in Dumont to raise their family.
Zanosky was involved in the Dumont High School Athletic Boosters during his children’s high school years. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 37 years until he retired in 1995 and moved to Scottsdale. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and baseball enthusiast. He was an avid baseball card and autograph collector and had quite an impressive portfolio. Always known for his quick wit and jokes, he will be sorely missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of his friendship.
A visitation will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 280 Washington Ave., Dumont.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.