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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Richard John Zuraw

June 13, 1951October 18, 2019
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Richard J. Zuraw, of Clinton, CT, died October 18, 2019, after a long battle with Huntington Chorea. He was born in Derby, CT on June 13, 1951, the second son of Samuel and Catherine (Boyko) Zuraw. He attended schools in Shelton, and graduated from Gettysburg College. Rich receive both his Masters Degree in Social Work and 6th year Degree from the University of Connecticut.

Richard spent his entire professional career working in Regional District 4, for 35 years, both as a Social Worker and Assistant Principal at both the Middle and High School. He was selected as “Teacher of the Year” in 1988 in his district.

Richard is survived by his brother Robert Zuraw and his wife Sandra of Shelton; Niece Alexis Cornut and her husband Shawn, and their children Samantha and Shawn Jr; Nephew Lucas Zuraw and his partner Victoria and her daughter Ava. He is also leaves many cousins and friends from all over the country. The family would like to think the entire staff of Gladeview Rehabilitation Center for their outstanding care they provided and many thanks to the wonderful hospice staff at Middlesex Hospital.

Calling hours will be on Friday, October 25 from 4to 7 PM at the Swan Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Visitation in Clinton. Ashes will be interred at the convenient of the family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Valley Shore Animal Rescue League, 647 Horse Hill Rd., Westbrook, CT 06498 or Saint Peter and Paul Church 105 Clifton Ave. Ansonia, CT 06401.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 26, 2019

Memories

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Diane MacDonald

October 22, 2019

God looked around his garden and he found an empty space. And then He looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on Earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Cousin Diane

Carole Costa

October 21, 2019

Richard and I were classmates for many years..I will always remember him fondly. He was funny and smart and kind of annoying because he always knew the answer...to Everything! My prayers to your family....I’m sure he will be truly missed.

Jackie Carey

October 19, 2019

Rich was the best cousin anyone could have. Many great memories which included learning how to pick mushrooms with Uncle Sam, which we were not successful. Going to Boston in hurricane like weather. Driving to Florida and buying too many souvenirs. Seeing Maria Von Trapp in Vermont, etc. As I think back, I can not ever remember Rich raising his voice. We will miss him so much. God Bless! You are now in a better place. Thanks for the great memories. I will cherish them forever.
Love,
Cousin Jackie

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Biography

Richard J. Zuraw, of Clinton, CT, died October 18, 2019, after a long battle with Huntington Chorea. He was born in Derby, CT on June 13, 1951, the second son of Samuel and Catherine (Boyko) Zuraw. He attended schools in Shelton, and graduated from Gettysburg College. Rich receive both his Masters Degree in Social Work and 6th year Degree from the University of Connecticut.

Richard spent his entire professional career working in Regional District 4, for 35 years, both as a Social Worker and Assistant Principal at both the Middle and High School. He was selected as “Teacher of the Year” in 1988 in his district.

Richard is survived by his brother Robert Zuraw and his wife Sandra of Shelton; Niece Alexis Cornut and her husband Shawn, and their children Samantha and Shawn Jr; Nephew Lucas Zuraw and his partner Victoria and her daughter Ava. He is also leaves many cousins and friends from all over the country.
The family would like to think the entire staff of Gladeview Rehabilitation Center for their outstanding care they provided and many thanks to the wonderful hospice staff at Middlesex Hospital.

Calling hours will be on Friday, October 25 from 4to 7 PM at the Swan Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Visitation in Clinton. Ashes will be interred at the convenient of the family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Valley Shore Animal Rescue League, 647 Horse Hill Rd., Westbrook, CT 06498 or Saint Peter and Paul Church 105 Clifton Ave. Ansonia, CT 06401.