Zen Rybak, in his 86th year, passed away at home with his wife of 53 years, Ruth Gilbert, by his side. When Zen retired to Southampton in 1997 he took up golfing and made many new friends at Southport and Chippewa where, to his surprise and delight, he got a hole in one. He also reclaimed his youthful pool playing skills. He played for many years with local teams where he was valued for his skill and also for his kindness being awarded the MVP and sportsmanship trophies many times.
Zen will be lovingly remembered by his friends and family for his kind and generous good nature.
Cremation has taken place and following Zen’s wishes there will be no service. If you wish, donations may be made to your local animal shelter in Zen’s memory.