Zink, Donna M.

Victor, NY

Donna Marie Zink, age 80, died peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Thompson Hospital’s M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua, New York.

She was born April 10, 1939 in Rochester, New York. Eager to live in the country, she married and moved to Victor, NY. She raised three children while also spending nearly 50 years as a very successful Avon representative and decades driving school buses for the Victor Central School District. As a volunteer at Serenity House, Inc., a non-profit hospice home, she believed that the sick and dying should be attended to with loving presence, and remembered.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed traveling and camping with family and friends.

At the end of her life, Donna spent most of her time at home. When asked for her bucket list, she declared that she and her husband had already done everything that they wanted to do when they were younger.

Donna is survived by her husband Robert William Zink Sr. and her three children Robert Jr. (wife Linda), Theresa, and Michael (wife Michelle); five grandchildren, Jennifer, Kyndra (husband Kevin LaPlante), Jasmine, Luke, and Curtis, as well as three loving great-grandchildren, Hailey, Alex, and Ryan.

Donna joins her parents, Merlin and Irene, her sister, and her beloved granddaughter.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home in Victor, New York. https://jarmuszcottonfuneralhome.com. An accessible entrance is located through the side door, via wheelchair lift.

.A chapel style memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 30, at 11:00am at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home. Sharing stories or other spoken vignettes of her memory will be welcomed.


Friends and family are welcome to enjoy a luncheon directly following the service, 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Gypsum Mills Community Center, located at 6392 Plastermill Road, Victor, New York, 14564. The main entrance is fully accessible.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Donna in a special way may send donations in her memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org.


  1. Dear Bob and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing., we ware so glad to have known her. She will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You, you have our deepest sympathy. Fondly, Shirley Hess and Raul Kaus

  2. Dear Bob and Family,
    You folks were one of the first families we met through St. Pat’s church when we moved to Farmington. It’s been a long time.
    Donna was a good friend and helpful support to me as our Union president. You were very generous when our teenagers had their high school projects to complete. We certainly send out most sincere condolences to you and your family. God Bless and keep you in his care.
    Jay and Rita Messersmith

  3. Dear Bob and family,
    I was shocked to find out about Donna’s passing! It just seemed like yesterday that we were all at the Victor Bus Garage doing our work thing! HA HA!! You & Donna were always so thoughtful giving me a gift at Christmas and one Christmas in particular Donna gave me a Teddy Bear with a homemade pink and whit knitted dress with a pin on it. Bob, I STILL have it!! It sits in my granddaughter’s room! Anyways, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!!

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