Lawrence Harold Zegas, 86, of Lakewood died March 13, 2011. Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Nutley and Colonia before moving to Lakewood in 1996.
Mr. Zegas had a long career in the liquor industry. He was a salesman and sales supervisor with Jaydor in Millburn prior to retiring in 1994.
He graduated from Barringer High School, Newark, and Rutgers University-Newark with a degree in business administration.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy and was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He was a member of the former Temple Beth Am of Colonia and served as its men’s club president.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sondra; three daughters, Mindy Shedler of Princeton Junction, Robin Genna of Princeton Junction, and Stephanie Siegel of Yardley, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
Services were held March 15 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Lakewood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society or Deborah Heart and Lung Center.