Joe Zinicola, 56, retired proprietor of the K & B Men's Shop in Alexandria who was active in local bowling circles and civic groups, died Oct. 25 at National Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Arlington. o

A bowling league officer, organizer and sponsor for more than 30 years, Mr. Zinicola was stricken at ceremonies inducting him into the Hall of Fame of the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association.

Born in New York City, Mr. Zinicola moved to Alexandria in 1948. He was a retail salesman before purchasing the K & B Men's Shop, which he operated until his retirement last year.

A member of the board and vice president of the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association, he was a founding member of the association's 700 Club, having achieved a 745 series high, with a single game high average of 195. He served as a bowling league officer in all positions and had organized and sponsored Virginia and regional bowling leagues and teams since 1948.

Mr. Zinicola was an organizer and former vice president of the Virginia Masters League. He also organized the first blind bowling league in Northern Virginia.

He was a former chairman of Alexandria Day activities and a member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, Lions Club and Sportsman's Club, as well as Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria.

Mr. Zinicola studied business administration at Syracuse University. He served in the Army for five years during World War II.

Survivors include six sisters, Josephine Mazzucco and Grace Cianciotto, both of Titusville, Fla., Millie Tucciarone and Ida Zarba, both of New York City, Sylvia Zumpano of Rosedale, N.Y., and Jean Forte of Levittown, N.Y.