Anthony “Umpa” Allen Zielinski, age 61, of Noblesville, IN, passed away at 9:13 pm on Saturday September 12, 2020 at I.U. Health Blackford Hospital, Hartford City. Born on July 22, 1959 in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Richard and Carol (Day) Zielinski.
Anthony attended DeVilbiss High School, Toledo and graduated with the Class of 1977 and then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Anthony attended Berkley School of Music for Audio Engineering and later owned and operated the Green Stripe Studio. He earned the number one sound technician award in Indiana two years in a row.
Anthony enjoyed working on cars and playing his bass guitar.
Survivors include his children Kristopher (Kara) Gilbert of Waterloo, Krista Zielinski of Fort Wayne, Dayne Zielinski of Monroeville, Jacob Zielinski and Brittony Zielinski, both of Columbia City; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings Richard Zielinski and Thea Stauffer, both of Auburn, and Tara Casiano of Fort Wayne; step-mother Carol “Sam” Zielinski of Fort Wayne.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-7 pm Thursday September 17, 2020 at DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. With the current Executive Order, face masks are required for attendance.
Funeral services for Anthony will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the funeral home. With limited seating, the funeral service may also be watched live on Facebook through DeMoney Grimes Live. Memorial donations may be given in memory of Anthony to his final expenses. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send Anthony's family online condolences.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Anthony A. Zielinski, please visit our floral store.