Arianna C. Zumbach

December 5, 2012       

HENDERSON, N.Y.  —  Arianna Carol “Ari” Zumbach, 3, went to meet Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 4, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

She was born March 25, 2009, in Syracuse, a daughter to Paul and Rachel Forrester Zumbach

Arianna was a strong little girl who has blessed many people during her short life.

She enjoyed warm summer breezes, visiting her baby goats, and being held by her family.

A graveside service will be held noon Friday, Dec. 7, at Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, 293 Irish Hill Road, Newfield, N.Y., with pastors Jeff and Joyce Combs officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service, please visit for directions. Please wear shoes suitable for hiking and pack a lunch. 

An informal procession will leave from Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, at 9 a.m.

A celebration of Arianna’s life will be held following the burial at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Fire Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Surviving besides her parents, Paul and Rachel, Henderson; are a sister Kaylin, Henderson; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Carol Forrester, Woodville; paternal grandparents, Terry and Carmen Zumbach, Sackets Harbor; aunts and uncles, Matthew and Lucy Forrester, Woodville; Brian and Amy Zumbach, Henderson; Christina and Joseph Rudd, Lacona; Michelle and Robert Zehr, Edinboro Pennsylvania; and 18 cousins. Survivors also include: maternal great-grandparents, Robert Ackley, Woodville; Jean Forrester, Woodville; Dale and Joy Forrester, Zephyrhills Florida; paternal great-grandparents, Myron and Carol Zumbach, Cogon Iowa; Edna Kamper, Algona Iowa.

Her maternal great grandmother, Elva Ackley, and paternal great grandfather, Richard Kamper, both passed away before her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County 425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to the NNY Cerebral Palsy Association 1398 Gotham St. Watertown, NY 13601.

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Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.