F. Roy Zabriskie, Jr.

F. Roy Zabriskie, Jr.

May 05, 1929 ~ July 21, 2021


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Roy Zabriskie, Jr., age 92, of Vero Beach, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

He was born in Paterson, New Jersey on May 5, 1929.

Roy grew up in Glen Rock, NJ, and had lived in Ridgewood, NJ, and later Ho Ho Kus, NJ, prior to Vero Beach.

Roy had attended Old Paramus Reformed Church in Ridgewood.

A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Roy was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and served from 1951-1955.

He was a graduate of Nichols College, MA, and General Motors Institute in Michigan.

Mr. Zabriskie was the Owner/President of Zabriskie Chevrolet in Paterson, retiring in 1978.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Nancy Blauvelt Zabriskie; daughters, Virginia (Chris) Goble of Houston, TX and Linda (Jim) Maginness of Vero Beach; and son, F. Roy Zabriskie, III and partner Scott Salvator of New York City, NY; and four grandchildren, Catherine Goble Weldon, Christopher Goble, Taylor Maginness, and Lauren Maginness.

Roy was predeceased by his father, Francis Roy Zabriskie, Sr., mother, Caroline Wilson Zabriskie, sister, June Ann Zabriskie, and son, Randall John Zabriskie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Frances and Ralph Blauvelt - friends and "cousins"

July 26, 2021, 4:24 pm

Hi Nancy, We were saddened to hear the news of Red’s death. It’s amazing that you had 70 years of “wedded bliss.” Any of us who are married a long time (we will mark only 48 years in August) know it is not always “blissful,” but it is always meaningful if we age into deeper love and respect for each other’s well-being. Much love, Frances and Ralph Blauvelt

Susan Gorecki - Cousin ABD

July 26, 2021, 5:26 pm

Hi Nancy, Although I only met Red a few times at your home I was always welcomed by him. We chatted about baseball and the teams he liked. You both were very lucky (some say blessed) to have had made the choice of a life together and you made it work! God bless you with the happy memories you two made together. Susan Gorecki

Art Ellick - Cousins

August 14, 2021, 10:40 pm

Nancy and family, just read of Red’s passing. So sorry for you loss. Our love, sympathy, and sorrow to all of you. Art and Carol Ellick

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