October 22, 2021

Heshvan 16, 5782


Sigmund Perry Zeitlin


Heshvan 2, 5768

April 22, 1922 to October 13, 2007

Sigmund Zeitlin was born on April 9, 1922 to William Dudley Watson and Sarah Irene Rosen in Philadelphia, PA. He married Betty Marcus on July 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA. Sig joined the Navy in 1939 and spent December 7, 1941 in a submarine outside Pearl Harbor and resigned from the Navy in 1946, He next enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1948 and served under General Curtis LeMay in the Strategic Air Command. When the Army and Air Force separated, he remained in the Air Force for an additional fifteen years as a Special Agent with the Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Agriculture. After he retired from the Department of Agriculture, he and Betty settled in Palm Springs in 1984. Hr lived a full life and he loved his family and was loved in return. Succeeded by his children, Diane Dinkmeyer, Iris Graham and Mark Zeitlin. His extended family includes grandchildren Deborah Thrapp, Henry Allen, Stefan Gefter, Jennifer Zeitlin and great-grandchildren Cameron Allen, Joseph Thrapp, Tatiana Gefter, Sarah Thrapp and Rafael Gefter He is pictured here with Betty.

U.S. Air Force

Served from January 1, 1943 to January 1, 1962

Highest JWV Position

Post Commander

Post or Auxiliary

LCDR Ben Dobris Post 750