June 15, 1947 - Aug. 2, 2013

Lynn A. Zankl, a corrections officer with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and a church pastor, died Friday in his home in Depew after a long illness. He was 66.

Mr. Zankl was born in Buffalo and graduated from Depew High School. He served in the Army.

He worked for the Sheriff’s Office from 1989 to 2007 and was a lieutenant at Alden Correctional Facility.

Mr. Zankl also was a minister for Christian ministries, starting in 1974.

He was a pastor at Church in the Wind at Clinton Street and Bailey Avenue, Buffalo.

Mr. Zankl played guitar and was a member of the worship team at Church in the Wind.

He also was active in several Christian motorcycle organizations, including the Righteous Riders and the Sons of God.

Mr. Zankl was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, the former Patricia Pech; a son, Shawn; and his sister, Donna Gaudaur.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Full Gospel Tabernacle, 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.