Paul Zoller

Obituary of Paul A. Zoller


Paul A. Zoller of Clifton Park passed peacefully on January 23, 2022. Born on October 28, 1946 in Albany to his loving parent’s the late Joseph J. and Margaret M. Straney Zoller.  Paul graduated from Christian Brothers Academy class of 1965,  he went on to receive an associate’s degree from HVCC and then enlisted in the Army during the height of the Vietnam Crisis.   


After his training in Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Fort Gordon, Georgia, he was sent to Okinawa, Japan.  He married his high school love, Linda M. Zelka in 1968 and spent a two and one half year honeymoon in Okinawa, Japan while he served four years as a  5th Class Specialist in the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War.


After returning to the States,  Linda and Paul settled in the Village of Scotia.  He was rehired by the NYS Dept. of Transportation, as an Engineering Aide, and he worked nights at his Family Owned Business The Clinton Hardware in Albany, NY.  He retired in 1988 from Peerless Liquor Company as a Liquor Sales Representative after being diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig Disease.  This disease did not stop him, Paul got around with either a golf cart or a scooter, and with two growing son’s he had gotten involved in youth sports where he became the President of The Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Football and he learned to enjoyed life to its fullest at all times and in all situations. 


Paul’s biggest and dearest life’s passion is spending quality time with his wife Linda as he was able to travel to Siesta Key, Florida after Linda retired. Paul spent many family times and family vacations with his children and grandchildren (Camp Uncle Pete, Virginia Beach, Disney World, Lake Placid). Second to none were times spent with his dear friends at the American Legion 1450 Halfmoon. 


Paul often realized he was blessed with a beautiful family.  His wife Linda M. Zoller, sons Jason E. Zoller (Susan) Michael J. Zoller (Jan) and (7) Grandchildren Matthew, Keegan, Mackenzie, Sarah, Brinley, Blaine, Luke Zoller,  and his (3) siblings, the late James J. Zoller (Rita) William J. Zoller (Agnes) Margaret M. Zoller Meister (Albert) and his many caring nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.


The family wishes to send a special thank you to the loving and compassionate Staff of The Community Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 28th 10 AM at St Edward the Confessor Church, Clifton Park Center Road with Fr. Patrick Butler officiating.  Calling hours to which relatives and friends are cordially invited will be from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. Scotia-Glenville.  A procession to the Solomon National Cemetery will follow the mass, where military honors will be bestowed to Paul. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Community Hospice, 310 S. Manning Blvd.
Albany, NY 12208.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, January 28, 2022
St. Edward the Confessor
569 Clifton Park Center Rd
Clifton Park, New York, United States

Military Honors and Burial

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, January 28, 2022
Gerald B. H. Solomon National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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