Stu Zink Passes

September 19, 2010

Phoenix, AZ

 Received a call yesterday from Nancy Zink to inform me that Stu passed
away Saturday, September 11 of colon cancer. Services were held last
Thursday. According to Nancy, he was diagnosed with the cancer 6-months

 Stu as a Hall of Fame player (1980 induction) and
a former ISC Commissioner from Phoenix.

Nancy has support from their 2-sons who both live in the Phoenix area.

Ken Hackmeister


Stuart Arland Zink It is with great love and sadness that we share the passing of our husband and dad on September 11, 2010 after a six month battle with cancer. Stuart was born January 27, 1934 to Noel and Sarah Zink in Hardinsburg, Indiana. The family moved to Arizona in 1947 and after 63 years he considered himself a native enjoying traveling from corner to corner taking pictures of birds and wildlife. Stu attended North Phoenix High School, Phoenix College and Arizona State College (ASU) where he excelled in academics and athletics. He met the love of his life Nancy at North High and they married in 1956. Stuart served in the United States Army and upon honorable discharge in 1959 he began his career in education with Cartwright Elementary School District where he was a teacher, principal and after 34 years retired as Asst. Superintendent for Personnel Services. He was a charter member of the Westside Civitan Club devoting many hours of service. Stuart played fast-pitch softball for 25 years being inducted into the International Softball Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Arizona Softball Foundation Hall of Fame. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Nancy and two sons Dan and Chris. We are grateful for our years together with wonderful memories. We invite you to join us on Thursday September 16 at 4:00 P.M. for a short service of love and remembrance at the First Christian Church 6750 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Az. A reception and visitation will immediately follow in the church. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to Lura Turner Homes (homes for special needs adults) c/o Max McQueen 1432 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009 or a charity of your choice. Heaven is now blessed with one of the good guys.



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