John W. Zmetra,
WEBSTER - John W. "Jack" Zmetra, 86, of 40 Harris St., a police officer for many
years, died yesterday morning in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, after a long
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Rose H. (Mackowiak) Zmetra; two sons, John J.
and William J. Zmetra, both of Webster; six grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was born in Warrior Run, Pa., son of
Walter and Anna (Sinkowski) Zmetra, and lived in the Webster-Dudley area for 65
Mr. Zmetra was a police officer for the Webster Police Department for 39 years.
He was a patrolman for most of those years, and was a desk officer for several
years, before retiring in 1970.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the
Southern Massachusetts Police Association. He was a charter member of the 200
Sportsmen's Club, past chairman of Webster Council on Aging and past chairman of
Webster Senior Center. He enjoyed fishing.
The funeral will be held tomorrow from Robert J. Miller Funeral Home, 366 School
St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 53 Whitcomb St. Burial will
be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of St. Joseph's
School, 53 Whitcomb St., Webster, 01570.