Eugene  R. Gene Zuber age: 98, born: September 30, 1910 died: October 23, 2008, Fostoria, Ohio


Eugene R. Zuber     [Obituary]  [Funeral/Service]

Eugene R. Zuber, age 98, of Arlington died at 4:15 AM Thursday, October 23, 2008, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center. He was born in Cridersville, Ohio, on Sept. 30, 1910, to the late Eddie and Bertha (Roberts) Zuber. He married LaVonda Hilty on Aug. 3, 1935, and she died Nov. 28, 1995. Survivors are his daughter, Nancy (Gerald) Glick, Arlington; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were an infant sister and a brother, Don Zuber. Mr. Zuber attended Washburn College in Topeka, Kan., received a bachelor's degree in education from Bluffton College, and received a master's degree in administration from Bowling Green State University. An educator for 40 years, he spent the first nine years of his teaching career in Wharton. This was followed by 31 years in Fostoria schools; seven as a teacher and assistant principal at Fostoria High School; 18 years as the first principal of Fostoria Junior High (Lowell building); and five years as a junior high teacher. In addition, he worked for the recreation departments in Lima, Findlay, Washburn College in Topeka, Bluffton, Lakeside, and Fostoria. He has also been a member of Exchange Club, XYZ Organization, Gideons International, and Wesley United Methodist Church, where he and his wife were the originators of Shepherd Center in 1980. An avid athlete throughout his lifetime, Zuber was undefeated in tennis during his collegiate years and played the sport until he was nearly 80. He won trophies for bowling in the 1960s and 1970s in Findlay and Fostoria. He also won the Ohio State Checker Championship several years and has placed in the top eight of many US National Tournaments. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 2008 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington with Rev. Jerry Kellogg officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 386, Findlay, OH 45840. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.coldrencrates.com.


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