Sanford, ME — Stephen P. Zuk, 93, of Sanford,Maine, died on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Newton Center in Sanford.
Stephen was born in Woburn, Mass., on August 20, 1920, to Thomas and Amelia (Tresavich) Zuk. He attended school in Danvers, Mass. He served in the 4th Division of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was involved in several engagements during World War II, including the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. In 1949, he married Bernice F. Sudol. Together they raised three children and shared 50 years of marriage, until her death in 1999.
Stephen worked as a self-employed carpenter for many years, building many houses by himself ,or with the help of his sons. He was a sports enthusiast and loved watching all types of sports on TV. He was also very proud of his vegetable garden, especially his Russian tomatoes. Stephen was a communicant of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford, as well as a member of the Sanford Post of the American Legion.
He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Stephen was predeceased by his wife; his parents; three sisters, Zenia Zuk, Mary Varaskevitch and Nadja Fleming; and a special nephew, Gregory T. Fleming.
Surviving are three children, Patricia Bolz and her husband, Andrew, Stephen M. Zuk and Jack Zuk, all of Sanford; eight grandchildren, Michael Zuk and Christopher Zuk and his wife, Cheryl, both of Sanford, Stephen Zuk of York, Lindsay Duchesneau and her husband, Eric, of Sanford, Stacie Gillespie of Sanford, Brandy King of Sanford, Cheryl Flanagan and her husband Eric of Montpelier, Vt., and Jonathan Bolz of Rochester, N.H.; 16 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Corey, Sophia, Christopher and Maclain Zuk, Gavyn Duchesneau, Alyssa, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Burnell, Kayla and Samantha Flanagan, Dennis, Mark and Brittany King, and Andrew and Michael Bolz; a sister-in-law, Edna Camuso of Concord, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Goodall Hospital, the Newton Center, Dr. Gilbert Mudge and Michele Young, both of Brigham and Women’s, Dr. Lincourt, and Debbie, for the care and compassion shown to Stephen and his family during his illness.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, November 7, at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main Street, Springvale, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon, on Friday, November 8, at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, Payne Street, Springvale. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
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