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John D. Zatorsky

April 21, 1951 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 70)


John D. Zatorsky, age 70 of Rowayton, died suddenly at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Tuesday, October 5th.  He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Liz” Ripley Zatorsky.  Born in Greenwich on April 21, 1951, John was the son of the late Nicholas and Marion Zatorsky.  He attended Greenwich schools.  After graduating from John Carroll University, John joined the family business, Putnam Plumbing, where he worked for many years.  Most recently, John was the beloved Systems Supervisor for 20 years at the King School in Stamford, CT.  


During his years as a Rowayton resident, John poured his heart into the community, including being a leading member of the Rowayton Civic and Bell Island Improvement Associations, he was a dedicated coach for Little League and soccer teams, and even the co-president of the Rowayton school PTA.  John loved nothing more than spending time with his family.  He enjoyed days on the beach, gardening and keeping up with the UCONN women’s basketball team.  


In addition to his wife Liz, John is survived by his loving children Kate Wisecup (Bjorn), John Zatorsky and David Zatorsky (Kelly), his cherished granddaughters Quinn and Gracyn, his brother Nicholas Zatorsky, sisters Barbara Lopez, Linda Marchellos and Gail Nielsen, and many nieces and nephews.


A memorial mass for John will be celebrated at St. John Church, 1986 Post Rd, Darien on Thursday, October 14th at 10:00 .a.m. His family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Wednesday, October 13th, from 5 - 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org


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