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Glenn W. Zuch -- July 8, 2018

Glenn W. Zuch, 87, a retired art teacher, died July 8, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House.

Born in North Tonawanda, Mr. Zuch was the only son of Harold and Mary (nee Lobein) Zuch. He was a 1948 graduate of North Tonawanda High School and attended Buffalo State College for his Bachelor’s degree, having his education interrupted by service in the Army during the Korean War. After discharge he continued his studies, receiving his Master’s degree, cum laude, from the same institution. His post-graduate studies included the pursuit of a second Master’s degree, majoring in science education.

Before his retirement in 1990 he taught Art for 32 years in the Sweet Home Central School District's Elementary Schools. He also taught summer school science and science enrichment for the gifted.  After retiring from the teaching profession he continued his studies andwas awarded his Ed D degree in 1999, majoring in Educational Theory.

An avid naturalist, Mr. Zuch was instrumental in establishing his school's outdoor education program and authored a series of booklets on Ecology/Field Studies for Elementary School Children. He was a staunch advocate of the Jenny Glen Handicapped Nature Trail at the Buffalo Audubon's Beaver Meadow Nature Center.

He was a member of the Buffalo and National Audubon Societies, the American Wildlife Federation, a Life Member of the American Legion, a Life Member of the PTA, New York State Retired Teachers Association as well as many additional professional and social organizations. He was active in volunteer work at his church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years the former Betty Genet; one son, Paul W. of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Annelise (Kevin) Newkirk of Lockport; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with number six due in August.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, July 12th from 4-8 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.  Flowers gratefully declined, memorials, if so desired, may be made to:

   Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation:
   PBTF, 302 Ridgefield Ct., Ashville, NC 28806