Ben "Coach Zuke" Zukowski
- December 14, 1942 - July 22, 2012
- Ocala, Florida
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Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in knowing your Dad is in a good place watching over all of...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Kelly Dixon - Jupiter, FL
“I would love to send my condolences to the Zukowski Family. I had Mr. Zukowski when I attended Warren Woods H.S. He was a caring and Awesome teacher....Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Linda (Wallace) Ellcey - Warren, MI
I'm #77 in the Warren High defensive huddle picture.
3 of 31 | Posted by: Michael Szalkiewicz - Warren, MI
“Greg and Jeff,
Condolences to your families from The Nagorsen's in Mount Clemens and Warren, MI.
4 of 31 | Posted by: David Nagorsen - Mount Clemens, MI
“My condolences to the family of Mr. Zukowski. I had him as a teacher at Warren Woods High School. Great teacher and made learning fun. Great sense of...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Michon - Warren, MI
“It's been many years since I had seen my high school buddy. I often think of the time we fought a caged gorilla (and we both got our butts kicked!!)...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: George Tipold - Hobart,, IN
“I would like to offer my condolences to
I remember a lot of good times with Ben in Hamtramck and Lake St Clair
7 of 31 | Posted by: Wes Romanski - Warren Mi., MI
“Coach Zuke was our baseball coach at Warren Woods and I remember him as a wonderful coach who really deserves to be in the hall of fame. What a...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Kevin Dowd - Clinton Township, MI
“I remember Mr. Zukowski as a tough history teacher, but a great teacher nonetheless. He is a big part of my Warren Woods High School memories. My...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Monika (Julian) Parker, Class of 1972 - MI
“Our deepest condolences to the entire family-You are all in our thoughts...
10 of 31 | Posted by: Fran and Joe Cruz - Munster, IN
“Be consoled family and friends...Uncle Johnny is already showing him around heaven.
Love and deep sympathy,
Aunt Rose Anne
11 of 31 | Posted by: Rose A. Ziulkowski - Portage, IN
“so sorry to hear about your father paryers to you all. God has you all in his arms
12 of 31 | Posted by: Carole Odom - MI
“So sorry for your loss Greg... Thoughts and prayers for you and family.
13 of 31 | Posted by: Sherri Pollard - Clinton twp., MI
“DEAR MARILYN, GREG, AND JEFF
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF BENNIE'S PASSING AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE COMFORTED BY HIS MEMORIES AND LOVE.
I REMEMBER WHEN...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: FRED BUCZEK - HOBART, IN
“My family regrets the loss of the many years Ben could have continued to share with his wife, sons, and grandchildren. Those years would have kept...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Teper - Utica, MI
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Zukowski Family. Benny at one time was my best friend and our best man. Rest in peace old friend! ...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff Cooper - Marana, AZ
“To the whole family, my heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
Via brother, Jim, I knew Coach to be quite the character who impacted
17 of 31 | Posted by: ray hymel - austin, TX
“Aunt Genevieve and I were deepely sorry to hear of Ben's passing.
May his Memory be Eternal.
18 of 31 | Posted by: Michaela Mosak - Crown Point, IN
“Our love, prayers and aloha go out to Ben's family. We are sorry to hear of your loss.
I played baseball against and with Benny in Gary, Indiana....Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Bill Hardin - Honolulu, HI
“Our deepest condolences to Marilyn, Ben's sons, and brother Jim. Rest in peace and memory eternal.
20 of 31 | Posted by: Ken and Nada Buczek - Crown Point, IN
21 of 31 | Posted by: Larry & Ann Coburn - Portage, IN
“Growing up, Mr. Zukowski was like an uncle. He was a great guy with a great sense of humor. I remember him as an avid boater, a great neighbor and my...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Russ Vallee - Southfield, MI
“Though we weren't blood related Ben was one of the most amazing grandfathers. His great humor and big heart will always be missed.
23 of 31 | Posted by: Rachael Smart - Saline, MI
“ONE OF THE FINEST EDUCATORS TO HAVE WORKED IN THE DISTRICT.
24 of 31 | Posted by: J.D. VLAZ - WASHINGTON, MI
“Ben was a "one of a kind" coach, teacher, mentor and friend. His sense of humor and ability to poke at himself was incomparable. His story telling,...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Murray - Inverness, FL
“Zuke was a wonderful coach,teacher,and man.A huge impact on me as well as my older brothers.My deepest sympathy goes out to the family.Rest in peace...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Tony Terenzi - sterling hts, MI
“My deepest sympathy. Zuke was a great coach and friend. My your wonderful memories bring comfort to you. You are in our thoughts and Prayers
27 of 31 | Posted by: Grace Oberski - Sterling Heights, MI
“I will always remember "Zuke" with his head tilted slightly with that sly smile. He was a great coach, teacher and friend. He made my days at...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: David Kolakowski - Macomb, MI
“Ben was a very great coach to both of the Landru boys. Michael, class of 1979 and Patrick, class of 1984. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: The Landru Family - Macomb Twp., MI
“We shared so many good times together. May he rest in peace.
30 of 31 | Posted by: Russ and Pam Maranzano - MI
“sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
31 of 31 | Posted by: Eric Schichtl - Pontiac, MI
Mr. Ben "Coach Zuke" Zukowski Jr, 69, of Ocala, FL, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012. A former resident of Sterling Heights, he moved to Ocala in 1995. He was a retired School Teacher and Coach in the Warren Public School System for over 25 years. Ben was a member of the Michigan High School Coaching Hall of Fame for his efforts in both baseball and football. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and bowling. He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Marilyn Zukowski, of Ocala, FL; son, Greg (Cathleen) of Chesterfield, MI, son, Jeff (Michelle), of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Dr. James Zukowski (Anita) , of Austin TX, and three grandchildren; Paige, Erica, and Jarek.