TORRINGTON >> Edward David Zeiner Sr., 62, passed away on Oct. 18, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Lillian (Basile) Zeiner. Born on May 15, 1951 in Torrington, he was the son of Edward J. Zeiner and June (Butts) Zeiner of Torrington.
Ed was raised in Torrington and graduated from Wamogo Regional High School. He worked for Deveraux-Glenholme School in Washington, Conn. for 32 years. He was a member of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery of Woodbury and enjoyed gardening, fishing and building model rockets. Ed was very interested in the Civil War and participated along with his Regiment in Civil War reenactments with the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery. He loved music and playing his guitar with his brother Mark. He was most happy spending time with his family and loved making holidays extra special. He enjoyed watching civil war movies. He loved wood working, target shooting, and building and racing cars in his earlier years. Ed acted in two Civil War movies: Elisha Stockwell and Angel of Death. He was very talented in art and created several oil paintings. He also was a volunteer fireman in Burrville.
In addition to his wife, Lillian, and parents, Edward and June, he is survived by two sons; Edward D. Zeiner Jr. and Jason R. Zeiner, both of Goshen, four brothers; Mark Zeiner and wife, Patty, of Goshen, Jeffrey Zeiner, Jonathan Zeiner and wife, Karen, and Robert Zeiner and wife, Maureen, all of Torrington; grandson, Andrew Zeiner, and granddaughter, Vanessa Zeiner, both of Thomaston; along with many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service were held held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, 73123.
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Rowe Funeral Home
283 Torrington Road Litchfield, CT 06759
Published in The Register Citizen on Oct. 23, 2013