Arnold G. "Tom" Zins

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ZINS Arnold G. “Tom”, 82, of Haverhill died Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Mary V. (Murphy) Zins. Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from Amherst College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and proudly served our country as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1958. Tom was a well known and loved math teacher for thirty-two years at Pentucket Regional High School. He played baseball during high school and his talent did not go unnoticed as he was drafted by the Milwaukee Braves and played in the Minor Leagues for the Boise Braves in Idaho. He is survived by his four children, Deborah E. Henegan of Newton, NJ, Steven T. Zins of Haverhill, Edward B. “Ted” Zins and his wife, Christine of Methuen and William D. Zins and his wife, Jennifer of Deltona, FL; thirteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his son, Michael C. “Bucky” Zins. A funeral Mass for Tom will be celebrated on Thursday in the St. John the Baptist Church, 114 Lincoln Street, Haverhill at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday in the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Avenue, HAVERHILL from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be privately held in the Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. For complete obituary and to send online condolences, please visit

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C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home
129 Kenoza Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 372-1534
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Published in Boston Herald on Apr. 1, 2014
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