Paul Arthur Zank
Paul Arthur Zank, age 70, of Perrinton, MI, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a brief illness.
In following Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Paul was born in Grand Rapids, MI on September 26, 1948, the son of James M. and Betty Ann (Alyea) Zank. He graduated from Rogers High School in Wyoming, MI with the class of 1966. Paul married Linda Louise Madden on September 7, 1968 in Kentwood, MI. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family.
Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an aeronautical engineer with Lockheed Martin (“Skunk Works”) in Burbank and Palmdale, CA and BAE Systems in Merrimack, NH for over 40 years retiring at the age of 62. Paul was devoted to his country, and keeping our country and military members safe.
Paul loved fishing, photography, and woodworking. He volunteered with Extreme Makeover – Home Edition for many different projects and other similar volunteer organizations. Above of all, Paul loved and supported his family.
Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Zank of Perrinton, MI; 2 daughters: Autumn Zank of The Colony, TX; Jodie Bastian of Portage, MI; grandson Tyler Zank; 2 granddaughters: Raya Bastian; Gabrielle Bastian; step-mother Dorothy Zank; and aunt Elaine Vander Voord. Paul was preceded in death by his father James Zank, mother Betty Jones, and 2 brothers: Roy Zank and Dennis Zank.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Always Serving Project. Online condolences can be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.