James W. Zarbock ’39 died on March 13, 2010, in Salisbury, Connecticut.
He was born in Cleveland on November 15, 1916, and prepared for college at Cleveland Heights High School and University School. After one year at Case Western Reserve, he transferred to Bowdoin, where he was a member of on to study journalism for one year at Columbia University before beginning a publishing career in which he worked as an editor for Doubleday, McBride and Co., Simmons-Boardman Co., Oxford University Press and Encyclopaedia Britannica Press. He switched gears in 1964 when he purchased the Boat Locker, a sailboat dealership in Westport, Conn. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara Johnston Zarbock; three daughters, Heidi, Lindy, and Sarah Zarbock; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Zarbock. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Jean Zarbock, and a sister, Mary Frances Stover.