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Donald Zucker

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Zucker, Donald Loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle, died on Sunday, August, 25 2013, at age 89. He died peacefully of natural causes while sitting outside with the sun warming his face. Until one month before his death, he lived independently at home with loving wife of 64 years Dorothy. Donald was born and lived most of his life in Milwaukee. He attended Washington High School and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Donald served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy's V12 program. He was readying to build airstrips in the Pacific Theater as a Seabee when the war ended. His first job after marrying Dorothy was as consulting engineer for the Dairyland Cooperative Dam in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Over his life, he led many great construction projects including chief engineer for the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Milwaukee, still the tallest building in the state of Wisconsin. He finished his professional career with over 20 years as engineer at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Donald spent his final years enjoying time with many family members, traveling with his wife on elder hostels, working around the house, and tending the vegetable garden. He is survived by wife Dorothy Lubar Zucker, children Wendy (David Sahakian) of Madison, Wisconsin, Tom (Story) Zucker of Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel (Mary Shannon) Zucker of Palo Alto, California, sister Rhoda Pine, and grandchildren Emily (Ilya Winham) Sahakian, Sam Sahakian, Alec, Grace, Eli, and Annie Zucker. He also had many nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends. Funeral services 10 AM August, 28 2013 at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. Interment at Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Memorials to a .

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 27, 2013
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