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Stanley Zubel

ZUBEL, STANLEY; passed away peacefully on April 13, 2011; at his home in Ann Arbor; at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago, later moved to Detroit and thereafter was a lifelong resident of Michigan. He is survived by his three sons, Brian Zubel, of Holly, Michigan, Stanley Zubel of San Diego, California and Eric Zubel of Maple Valley, Washington; together with five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Stanley served in the Army of the United States between 1943 and 1945, receiving a battlefield commission as a Second Lieutenant with the 10th Armored Division during the Second World War. He fought through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and in the American Invasion of Germany. As a platoon commander of light tanks, he was decorated with the Bronze Star for bravery while leading Reconnaissance-in-Force missions in Germany. In 1946 Stanley began a new career as a teacher with the Highland Park school district. With a degree in Fine Arts, he created many works as both painter and sculptor. He taught Art, Spanish, History and English. In the 1950's, he published his Master's Thesis as a guide for teachers on ceramics. In 1971 he became Assistant Superintendent for Personnel for the Ann Arbor school district, in his later years later again serving as an art teacher until his retirement in 1986. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor. The Funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth Street, Ann Arbor.
Published in The Oakland Press on Apr. 17, 2011
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