Cover photo for David R. Zelnick's Obituary
David R. Zelnick Profile Photo
1929 David 2023

David R. Zelnick

February 2, 1929 — May 18, 2023

Troy, Ohio

David R. Zelnick

Age 94, of Troy, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2023, at the Miami County Hospice. He was born February 2, 1929, in Berwyn, Illinois to the late Antonia & Rudolf Zelnick. On August 31, 1952, he married Helen (nee: Comfort) Zelnick whom he met at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, where he received his BS Degree.

Dave is survived by his three sons, Dr. Charles Zelnick (Vicki) of Deer Isle, Maine, Mark Zelnick (Janet) of Huber Heights and Peter Zelnick (Judy) of Troy; 10 grandchildren, Aubree, Karen, Leah, Pam, Elizabeth, Katy, James, Allison, Rachel & Michelle; and by 11 great grandchildren.

Dave was the founder of Atlas Vac Machine and he retired from Zed Industries, Inc in Vandalia, Ohio, which he founded in 1969. In 2004 he received the Society of Plastic Industries Midwest Region Founders Award. Dave was an instrument rated private pilot. In addition to flying, he enjoyed fishing – especially at Neebish Island, Michigan. Foremost, he loved his family.

Dave was a 54-year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton. A memorial service will be held there on June 2 at 11 AM.  Interment will be at Neebish Island, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in memory of Dave to either the Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David R. Zelnick, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, June 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

125 North Wilkinson Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree