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John Zinzer



John Zinzer, 53, died Oct. 29, 2011, at his home north of Goldendale.

John will be greatly missed by his wife, Cindy Caplen, who loved him dearly; his children, Angel Zinzer and Jeremiah Zinzer; Jeremiah’s life partner Melissa Braaten; and his three grandchildren; Trinity, Erica, and Linda, all of Portland; his aunts Jeanette Hatch of Tigard, Ore., and Vivian Twyman and her husband Pat of Vancouver; his dear friends, the Bold family of Condon, Ore .; John, Jennifer, Tyler, Sam, and Jake; Mark Griffith, with Lupin Construction of The Dalles, for whom John worked for nearly 15 years, and his wife Pam; his co-worker Mitch Pashek of The Dalles and his son Hayden; and those fortunate others who were blessed to have truly known John’s huge heart and his gift for helping others.

John was preceded in death by his parents David and Doris Zinzer of Monmouth, Ore.

A celebration of John’s life will be held with close friends and family at John and Cindy’s home.

Remembrances may be made to Klickitat Valley Hospital Home Health and Hospice in Goldendale.

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Reader Comments

Jeanie writes:

Those who knew John were blessed. His warm, kind smile would brighten anyone's day. May his sense of humor and kindness be passed on by those who knew him-even just a little. John was and is the type of man that makes you want to pay if forward. Our sincerest condolensces to Cindy and the rest of his love ones. The Conlee's

fam writes:

John was a great man with a great heart. He will be missed dearly but never fogotten. Even though our hearts feel empty without him, He has a place in everyones heart who knew him and we will all hold onto that tightly. I am honored to have known him, and to be a part of his family. We will always cherish our memories of John,and the time spent with him. John will always be loved and missed dearly!


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