Richard Zboray
ZBORAY - Richard T., 82, of Lynbrook, N.Y., passed away March 29th, 2021 and is survived by his wife Nancy Bond. Father of Deborah (James) Sullivan, Richard (Teresa) Zboray, Jennifer (Steven) Vogel. Grandfather to Kaitlyn, Alicia, James, Cheyenne, Annie, Richard, Zachary, Drew and Heather. Brother of Charles (Gail) Zboray. A longtime Valley Stream Physical Education Teacher, Dick was a highly successful wrestler in high school and at Indiana University. He loved tennis, boating, skiing and enjoyed spending time on Fire Island and at the local beaches.


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Published by Newsday on Apr. 1, 2021.
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My dad was considerate, kind, loving and giving. A true gentleman. I know how lucky I am to be his daughter.
Jennifer Zboray Vogel
April 8, 2021
To Coach Zboray´s family, which is the name I respectfully called him. I knew Coach for only a short time but his impression on me has lasted a lifetime. Coach came to CW Post to coach our rag tag team during my senior year. Coach was always positive, had funny stories, and we all learned from each other as he had previously coached high school teams. I took my highest NCAA place, 3rd under Coach Zboray. He was a great person, and fun to know. I´m sincerely saddened to hear of his passing. I hope his son Rich who I knew, and your entire family find comfort in the great memories I´m sure you all have with him. God bless Coach Zboray.
Steven Fontana
April 7, 2021
My Grandpa was truly the most generous, kindhearted, and sweetest person I have ever had the privilege of knowing. The only thing I could ever ask for is more time with him. I hope someday that I am at least half the person he was. I will miss you and think about you everyday for the rest of my life. I love you always. BFF-Annie
Annie Zboray
April 6, 2021
We wanted to extend our condolences to the Zboray family on the passing of their father and grandpa. We remember Coach Zboray as a tremendous athlete, teacher, coach and family friend. Jim Earl
Jim Earl
April 4, 2021
I´m very sorry to learn of the loss of such a great man. Mr. Zboray was a great leader, teacher and coach. Most of all he was a friend to us all. He listened and cared for students throughout the school, not just those on the sports teams. He reached out to me with quiet words of wisdom and encouragement during some hard times. I will never forget his unconditional compassion and his life lessons. His legacy lives on in us all. May God Rest His Soul. He will be dearly missed. (VS Central class of 1984)
Andy St. Angelo
April 2, 2021
So sorry for his lost remember him when I was in 9th grade and he was in high school. He was a great wrestler and i looked up to him and went on to wrestle for Central.
CHARLES ROTOLO
April 2, 2021
I loved your dad´s happy disposition at Central. He always looked like he loved his job so much. So I guess he can almost say he never worked a day in his life but he did change the lives of so many students over the years. Told me I was the best driver in his driving class, always with kind words he would make you a better student and person. He showed that by example. We were class of 78 and were invited back to your home pool with the football team and we cheerleaders. Made us all feel so special. I am sending prayers and condolences to the family. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Patti Scalise
April 1, 2021
Richard 'Dick" Zboray. RIP You were a wrestling legend from Valley Stream Central and a great teacher, coach and man.
Richie Strell
April 1, 2021