Donald Joseph Zeman, 71, accounting firm partner


Donald Joseph Zeman, a retired managing partner in the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., died of a heart attack Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 71.

Mr. Zeman was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1949. He held various jobs before enlisting in the Army in 1950 and serving in Korea.

After earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola College in 1959, he joined Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., now KPMG Peat Marwick. He was named a managing partner in its Baltimore office in 1967, and later helped establish the firm's Columbia office.

He was named managing partner of Peat Marwick's Louisville office in 1975, a position he held until retiring and returning to Baltimore in 1986.

He was a former chairman of the board of trustees of Loyola College. He was also a member of Towson Golf and Country Club, and he enjoyed sailing.

Mr. Zeman was a member of Havenwood Presbyterian Church.

Services were private.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Jane Wollenweber; two sons, Carl H. Zeman of Baltimore and David M. Zeman of Annapolis; and a daughter, Dr. Alicia Karas of Franklin, Mass.

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