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Richard "Dick" Zuck

d. July 29, 2023

Richard “Dick” Zuck, a devoted family man, respected educator, and passionate hobbyist, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2023, in Long Island, NY, after a brave battle with liver cancer. His life was characterized by an unwavering optimism, a handy nature, and a wonderful sense of humor that touched everyone he met.

 

Dick was born on September 24, 1935, in the Bronx, NY. He was an accomplished scholar who studied at the State University of New York at Cortland before furthering his education at the University of Virginia. His dedication to learning was not confined to his own academic pursuits; Dick spent many years imparting knowledge and wisdom to the students at Brentwood Middleschool where he was a beloved and respected teacher.

 

Dick’s love for his family was evident in every aspect of his life. He was a loving husband to his wife, Helen Judy Zuck, and a devoted father to his children Jeanine Davis and Daniel Zuck. He was predeceased by his son, Mathew Zuck. He also relished being a grandfather to Conor and Briana Davis, and Isabel and Sierra Zuck. Dick’s family was his greatest joy, and he instilled in them the values of hard work, integrity, and kindness.

 

While he was a dedicated professional, Dick also enjoyed a multitude of hobbies. He was a skilled golfer, always looking forward to rounds with friends and family. He also had a passion for woodworking, creating beautiful kids’ toys that delighted his grandchildren and showcased his handy nature. Hunting and horse racing were other interests that he pursued with enthusiasm. Dick was a lover of tools, always seeking out the latest gadget to add to his collection. His hobbies brought him immense joy and provided a creative outlet for his vibrant spirit.

 

Dick’s optimism was infectious, and his sense of humor was a beacon of light, even during challenging times. He was the kind of man who could find the silver lining in any situation, and he had the rare ability to make others feel better just by being in his presence. His laughter was a common sound in his home, and his funny anecdotes and jokes will be remembered by all who knew him.

 

In closing, Richard “Dick” Zuck was a man who lived life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, a dedicated educator, and an avid hobbyist. His positive outlook, handy nature, and sense of humor will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the many lives he touched. (The draft text of this obituary was generated using artificial intelligence technology)

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

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