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James "Jim" Warren Zeigon, age 69, resident of Newport Coast and Palm Springs, California and formerly of New York City, passed away peacefully at his home on August 5, 2016. Jim grew up on Long Island where he received his undergraduate BBA degree from Hofstra University and MBA from Adelphi University. Jim's distinguished and successful career in finance spanned over 40 years. He was a highly experienced and effective executive for a range of major global financial and operation services businesses. His international expertise and leadership spanned nearly two decades. His global career enabled Jim to live overseas for over ten years in South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and England. James joined Chase in 1976 as a Vice President and worked his way to hold several senior executive positions including Senior Managing Director for Chase Global Services. He then served as a Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of GIS for Deutsche Bank AG. During that same period, he was also the Vice Chairman of the Global Transaction Bank and a Co-President of Bankers Trust Corporation. Mr Zeigon's community and industry involvement included acting as Chairman of New York Clearing House Steering Committee and Director of Avistar Communications Corporation, as well as serving on the Board of the Depository Trust Corporation. Jim enjoyed Asian art, architectural restoration, singing and golf. His favorite times were spent with his beloved children whom he raised in Garden City, NY, New York City and Newport Coast, CA. Jim is survived by children Brendan, Kara, Jack and Noah; daughter-in-law, Leslie; three wonderful grandchildren, Sophie, Audrey and Aidan; brother, Frank; and sisters Jane, Susan and Linda. He is predeceased by his wife, Annie and his parents, Frank and Virginia. Services were held Thursday, August 11th at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, CA.

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Published in New York Times on Aug. 14, 2016.
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January 7, 2018
Very late in hearing about Jims passing, but wanted to share just how much he influenced my career and therefore my life during my time at Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC in the middle 80s. Jim was charismatic, focused, a great people leader, and a man with vision. Several of his leadership teachings have stuck with me all of these years, and I continue to reference memories and situations from those days. He left quite a legacy, and an enduring image in my mind. Rest In Peace Jim.
Norman Wright
August 21, 2016
He was a man who enjoyed life and lived it well! Every day working with Jim at Chase was interesting. I was sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
Maria Punzone
August 15, 2016
Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing...he was a good friend when I covered Chase Manhattan Bank for IBM back in the early 80's. I must confess that I was the one who introduced him to golf. My condolences to the family.
Larry Reed
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