Zygmunt P. Olbrys, Jr. passed away at home on Saturday, February 4, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Zyg was born in New London, Connecticut, on October 29, 1942, the oldest son of Zygmunt P. Olbrys and Betty Donnelly Olbrys. He graduated from New London High School and Central Connecticut State University, with a major in Biology. He received a M.S. degree from the University of Bridgeport. He taught Biology and Anatomy and Physiology at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut for thirty-four years. During this time he was the Varsity Baseball Coach and the Varsity Football Coach. Along with his wife, Diane, he advised the senior class each year for more than fifteen years. He was also the coach of the Ski Club. He took numerous trips, to Europe, chaperoning students and parents. After his retirement from teaching in 1999, he moved to Flagler Beach, where he pursued his love of golf. He was a member of the River Bend Golf Club. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling, including trips to many places around the world. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-three years, Diane, as well as by his two brothers, Gregory K. Olbrys and Jeffrey V. Olbrys. Donations in his memory may be made to Halifax Health Hospice. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lohman Funeral Home, 733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL. Friends are invited to visit between 4pm until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, Connecticut.
Published by Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 7, 2017.