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ZINNI, Eugene C.

ZINNI - Eugene C. Eugene C. Zinni passed away February 25, 2016 in Niagara Hospice House. Born in North Tonawanda on May 21, 1936, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (DeLuca) Zinni. Eugene served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957 earning the Good Conduct Medal. He worked for Niagara County Community College, where he was Director of Corporate Training retiring in 1996 and also was the Assistant Football Coach for the Buffalo State Bengals until 2016. Eugene was very well known in the WNY community for his involvement in high school, college and semi-pro football. He also participated in the Lions All Star Football Classic, the Zinni Classic Golf Tournament and other numerous fundraisers and events. He was a member of the Kensington Lions Club, WNY Football Coaches Association, and the WNY Safety Conference, Inc.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Marlene Zinni; father of Lauren (Mark) VanBuren, Eugene (Miho) Zinni and Michael (Jerri) Zinni; grandfather of Emily, Rebecca, Joshua, Tyler VanBuren, Kaylyn Zinni and Michael Zinni. Private graveside services in White Chapel Memorial Park will be held at the convenience of the family. Visit

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