Paul "Sonny" Zieky
Paul (Sonny) Zieky of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2014.

Born in Newport, RI on August 5, 1918, he had recently celebrated his 95th birthday with family and friends.

He served in World War II, landing in Normandy shortly after D-Day and was a recipient of the Medal of Good Conduct.

Along with his father, brother, sons and nephews he built General Building Supply Company into the foremost distributor of lumber and building supplies in Connecticut.

Paul was an avid golfer and belonged to Delaire Country Club, was a past member of Tumble Brook Country Club, and a founding member of Cliffside Country Club.

He was also a founding member of Beth El Temple.

As the patriarch of the Zieky family Paul will be most remembered for his generosity, honesty and kindness, despite being affectionately known as “Grumps.”

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Janet, his brother Phillip, and his sister Sylvia Fishberg.

He is survived by his children Nancy and Louis Green, Edward and Joan Zieky, and Jon and Elizabeth Zieky and his grandchildren Jamie and Michelle Green, Emily and Mickey Klein, Ashley Green, Andrew and Jessica Zieky, Michelle Zieky, Jacob, Connor, Alexander and Chase Zieky. The family would like to thank his caregiver Nikki Taylor, who made his life for the past five years so pleasant and comfortable.

Funeral services will be held at Weinstein Mortuary on Sunday March 2nd at Noon with interment at Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. The family will receive guests at the home of Nancy and Louis Green Sunday after the funeral until 8pm and Monday 1pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Janet and Paul Zieky Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, 06117 or Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford, 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions or to leave a remembrance and sign our guestbook, please visit online at

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