LeRoy A. "Bean" Zollinger Sunday, April 22, 1951 - Monday, September 18, 2017

LeRoy A. “Bean” Zollinger, 66, of Mill Street, South Dayton, passed away Monday (September 18, 2017) in the Emergency Room at Lakeshore Hospital in Irving. He was born April 22, 1951 in Gowanda, the son of the late Robert A. and Louise Richter Zollinger. Bean was a 1969 graduate of South Dayton High School and retired due to ill health from School Bus Driving at Pine Valley Central School. In earlier years he had worked as a bar tender at Zollingers South Dayton Hotel and at the former Nestle Carnation Plant in South Dayton. His interests where many, he loved to travel and he had visited most of the lower 48 states and Alaska, he also ventured through most of Canada, (he loved New Brunswick) and to Venezuela. Many of his excursions were to fish, his favorite pastime. He taught many how to Fly Fish, no truer student than his nephew Ehrich. Family and friends were dear to him, he also enjoyed, suduko puzzles, camping, woodworking, reading and shooting pool. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roberta Zollinger Martin. He is survived by his wife; Wanda Miller Zollinger, a daughter; Anita Pritchard and husband Matthew of Cattaraugus (East Leon), grand-daughters; Amy Pritchard of University of Buffalo and Mindy Pritchard of Jamestown Business College, four siblings; Karen (Norris) Meyers, Kathy (Pete) Stoltenberg, Louis (Marsha) Zollinger and Lawrence (Melanie) Zollinger, all of South Dayton, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends from 10-12:30 Saturday (September 23, 2017) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph, from where services will follow at 12:30. Pastor Karen Cleveland of the East Leon Wesleyan Church will officiate. To send a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials if desired may be sent to a charity of choice.

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Beanie. He was a quiet spirit with a good heart. My condolences to the family.

My condolences and prayers to Beanie's family. I know he will be missed by all his friends and relatives. Pat Killock


Our condolences to Beanie's family. He was a special man.

Another one of the, "GOOD GUYS," is gone. His kind and caring ways will be very much missed by those who knew him. Sincere condolences to all family and friends.

Ab & Marily Butcher

Our sincerest condolences to the entire Zollinger family on the loss of  Beanie.  Hold on to your memories and let them, and the love of family and friends, 

guide you through the days ahead.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Dale & Donna Snyder

Our sincerest condolences Kathy and Pete.

Wanda, Anita and the entire family, there are no sufficient words to make this bearable for any of you. In time you will adjust to a "New normal", you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I will not be there to hug you in person. Prayers for you all continue.

We are deeply saddened by losing Beanie, a wonderful man. Truly a gentle soul.