John D. Zarbatany
Class of 1996
Born on September 10, 1941, in Easton, PA, John graduated from Easton High School and attended East Stroudsburg University for two years before joining the industry. John married Peggy in 1965 and raised three children, Kim Marie, Taryn Ann and Traci Jane.
At the time of his induction, he had been with distributor Peter P. Dennis Inc. for 34 years and was serving as its president and CEO.
In 1996, John was a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey distributors’ associations, an American Wholesaler Marketers Association director, and a past chairman of the Distributors Education Foundation. He was honored with the 1984 Pennsylvania Candy Distributor of the Year Award and the 1990 New Jersey Candy Distributor of the Year Award.