RAY A., 86, of Lansdale, former-ly of Fort Washington, passed away July 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his late wife of 24 years, Christa (Meyn) Zuck, who died in 2012; and survived by his former wife of 27 years, Alaine (Hartranft) Zuck of Wyndmoor, the mother of his four children.
Born July 8, 1927 in Ladysmith WI, Ray was a son of the late Arthur Stanley Zuck and Anna Beatrice (Sibley) Zuck. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Dean; and his daughter, Donna Ray McShane. He is survived by his remaining brother, Robert.
Raised on a farm during the depression years, Ray develop-ed strong senses of family, self-resourcefulness, critical think-ing, and travel adventure. Ray served the U.S. Navy, and then earned his Electrical Engineering B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Relocating to Philadelphia in the early 50's, Ray met Alaine and started his family. Ray held various senior management positions over the following decades. His hobbies included working his farm, serving Colonial School Board and First Presbyterian of Germantown, woodworking and lapidary crafts, and family adventures.
The Zucks traveled the country and world many times over, always connecting with family and making new friends.
Also surviving are 3 sons, Dale Zuck (Diane) of Munster IN, David Zuck (Teri) of Keller TX, and Dwight Zuck (Sally) of Elk Grove CA. Eight surviving grandchildren include Victoria Seiter and Matthew McShane of WI, Devin and Garrett Zuck of IN, Jillian and Jonathan Zuck of CA, and Alexa Ray and Jackson Zuck of TX. Also surviving are his late wife's children, Susan Schmidt-Casdorf (Robert Mauceri) of Upper Chichester and Marc Schmidt-Casdorf of Pineville, and 2 step-grand-children, Mia Mauceri and Julia Thomas.
A Celebration of Ray's Life will be held on his date of birth at 2 P.M. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Heritage Chapel at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, where friends may greet the family after 1 P.M. Interment will follow in the adjoining Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be added to the Donna Ray Zuck Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award of Plymouth-Whitemarsh H.S.
HUFF & LAKJER FUNERAL HOME, Lansdale, are handling arrangements.
Published on Philly.com on July 5, 2014