Burton L. Zempsky

Burton L. Zempsky “Burt” passed away peacefully at age 90. Born in New Haven, CT in 1928, Burt graduated from the Hotchkiss School which he attended on a trumpet scholarship. He received a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University. As he was fond of say- ing he spent the Korean War stationed in Huntsville, Alabama as a corporal in the US Army. After leaving the service he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in New York but then returned to New Haven to join his father’s accounting firm JM Zempsky & Son. In 1977 he joined Dichello Distributers as General Manager and retired as their CEO in 1998.

Most importantly Burt loved his family, he leaves behind his wife Ellen of 62 years with whom he enjoyed travels in Europe and winters in the South of France. He will be sadly missed by his children Dina and Bill and their spouses Andy and Janna as well as grandchildren Leah, Sam, Noah, Eli and Kyle. He loved to walk the streets of Woodbridge, where he was known as the “walking man”.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Eastside Cemetery, 157 Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT.

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