John C. Zonneveld passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 10, 2020, in Monroe. He was 60 years old.
The son of Andrew and Johanna Zonneveld, he was born in Queens on Oct. 26, 1959.
John was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle and officer.
He began his 31 years of dedicated service in the New York City Police Department in 1983, where his kind nature enabled him to positively impact the communities he served and the many people he worked alongside.
This work serendipitously brought about an encounter with the woman whom John would spend 31 wonderful years with. He is loved and missed by his wife Rosaleen Zonneveld and their four children, whom he meant the world to: John J. Zonneveld, Jeanne-Marie Zonneveld, Elizabeth Zonneveld and Christine Zonneveld.
John is also adored and remembered by his sister Andrea Polihrom and her husband Philip, and by his brother Peter Zonneveld and his wife Cindy.
A respected and admired in-law, John is also fondly remembered by his father and mother-in-law Joseph and Eileen Nash; brothers-in-law and brothers in blue John (Donna) and James Nash; brothers-in-law Thomas Nash and Joseph Nash (Susan); sisters-in-law Jeanne Maher (Daniel), Eileen Nash, Kathleen Fanitzi (Anthony) and Mary Meadow (Steven).
A much loved uncle, John will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews: Katherine Polihrom, Alexandra Ward, Erin Zonneveld, Michael Zonneveld, Sarah and Meghan Nash, Alexandra, Victoria, and Daniel Maher; Joseph, Bryan, James, and John Nash; Christina and Anthony Fanitzi; and Nicole, Catherine and Maureen Meadow.
He was predeceased by his siblings Michael Zonneveld, Stephen Zonneveld and Ellen Emmert who is survived by her husband Daniel.
John always remembered what matters most: family and friends, and the memories you create and share with them. His love for his many families - Zonneveld, Nash and NYPD – persists in the stories they have of him, which they will cherish always. We ask that you honor his legacy by spending time with your loved ones and making happy memories.
Visitation was held July 16 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated July 17 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe.
Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Stephen Siller Tunnels To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 (www.tunnel2towers.org).