OBITUARY

Andrew "Andy" Zuk

October 1, 1957March 6, 2021

Andrew “Andy” Zuk, 63, of Franklin NY, passed away unexpectedly on March 6th 2021.

Andrew was born on October 1st, 1957 in Rockville Centre, NY to Catherine L. (Davis) Zuk and Peter F. Zuk II. Andrew was married to Kim M. (Durkee) Zuk on May 6th, 1978 at the Portlandville Methodist Church. They were happily married for 43 years and were best friends and lifelong partners.

Andrew is survived by his wife Kim M. (Durkee) Zuk, children Laura E. Doenges (Sean) of Delhi NY, and Andrew M. Zuk (Jamie) of Oneonta NY, grandchildren Ryan and Jacob Doenges of Delhi and Brynn O. Zuk of Oneonta NY, brother Rev. Kenneth Zuk (Lisa) of Vestal NY, sister Evelyn Zuk of Franklin NY, sister Kathy Mahon of Outer Banks NC, brother Paul Zuk of Apex NC, brother Peter F. Zuk III (Margaret) of Franklin NY, sister Doreen Lepore (Thomas) of Hobe Sound FL, brother William Zuk of Connecticut, and mother in-law Meryle L. Durkee of Fredericksburg, VA and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Andrew is predeceased by his parents Catherine L. (Davis) Zuk and Peter F. Zuk II.

Andrew graduated from Franklin Central School in Franklin NY, in 1976. Andrew was a 24-year member of the Franklin Fire Department and held the positions of assistant chief and commissioner. Andrew most recently retired after serving 15 years as the Director of Plant Operations at the Delaware County composting facility. Andrew also worked MAMCO in Oneonta NY, for 25 years and held many different leadership positions including production manager.

Andrew loved the outdoors. He would frequently visit Pulaski, NY for the annual salmon run, fish for striped bass in the Hudson River, fish on the great lakes, the ocean and ice fish on several local bodies of water. He spent countless hours in the woods hunting for whitetail deer, turkey and other animals. He also loved four-wheeling and camping with his wife, children and grandchildren. Andrew was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and always reminded his friends (especially those Giants fans) by wearing his Dallas Cowboys hats or t-shirts, or by even hanging a flag in front of his house. He also loved grilling, cooking and preparing food for others. Most of all, Andrew was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He would give you the shirt off his back if he could and was always there for others. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The family will be holding a private service and requests that remembrances and memorial contributions be made in the form of donations to the Franklin Fire Department, P.O. Box 8 Franklin NY 13775 or the Community Bible Church P.O. Box 65 Franklin NY 13775.

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Janet Harmon

March 20, 2021

Kim and family:

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Andy at the campground. He was always very helpful if I needed help. He was a good man and loved his family very much. RIP Andy.

Kelly Coughlin

March 18, 2021

Kim, Laura, AJ and family, Andrew was like a brother to me. We knew we could count on him to be there whenever we needed. Last winter the car got stuck at the end of the driveway. I'm pretty sure I called while he was eating dinner, but he came right up to help Doug. He gave Doug a bag of sand when he saw the driveway. But, what I'll miss most about him is his laugh and smile. Godspeed!

Judi & Robin Robb

March 16, 2021

We always enjoyed seeing the Zuks on weekends at camp. We will miss Andy dearly.

MICHAEL SOUSA

March 16, 2021

Glad I was able to meet and work with Andy for many years, he taught me a lot and we always had fun joking around and picking at each other . He will be be greatly missed by everyone, My condolences go out to all his family at this very hard time.
He was really great guy !

connie Markus

March 16, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We always loved catching up at the old time raffle with you guys. He will deeply be missed by all. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Tony Baird

March 16, 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences. His bigger than life smile will shine on in our memories. God bless.
Tony Baird

Frederick Shumway

March 16, 2021

To Kim and Family, my deepest sympathy on your loss. Andy was a good man taken away way to soon. A family man who loved his children and be at there side always. When sports seasons came around in Franklin, you knew he would be there, especially during basketball season. When I first started out officiating and had a game in Franklin, it didn't matter who they played, you could tell he was in the building because he would definitely let you know if you made a bad call. This went on for years and thats how I got to know him and his son, ( hell of an athlete ). After somes games, I would see Andy and Kim at the 6th Ward in Oneonta, talk about a rescent game and have a few refreshments, no grudges or disespect. I haven't seen him in awhile, but when we did run into each other, it was always a big hello and small talk especially about basketball.

R.I.P. my friend,

Fred Shumway.

Jessica Zuk

March 9, 2021

Aunt Kim, Laura, A.J.,
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Andrew is in so many of my childhood memories, always with the kindest smile. Thinking of you all.

Betty Tompkins

March 9, 2021

Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear this very sad news! Remember the good times and share those memories to whoever will listen, and each time that you share you will begin to not have tears but a smile! Hugs to you!

Tara Cronk

March 9, 2021

Kim and Family- We are deeply saddened to hear of Andrew’s passing. We have many fond memories camping together that we will cherish forever. Many laughs we have shared. Sending all our love to you. Mike, Tara, Kristin and Kathryn

FROM THE FAMILY