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IN MEMORIAM: Allen ‘Zuky’ Zuk, 89;

Korea Veteran Worked In Construction

Al Zuk

NORTH FRANKLIN – Allen E. “Zuky” Zuk Sr., 89, passed away suddenly but peacefully Friday, Oct. 25, at his home in North Franklin.

Al was born in 1930 in Queens. He proudly served in the Army as an ambulance driver and mechanic during the Korean War and was a retired member of Local 825 International Union of Operating Engineers.

He and his wife Rosemary recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife and son children: son Allen Zuk Jr. and his wife Christine of Pennsylvania; a, daughter Rosemary Davidson and Drew Rossman of North Carolina, daughter Linda Zuk and Peter Romero of New Jersey, and son Patrick Zuk and his wife Ronda of Franklin. He has six grandchildren; Nathan and Adam Davidson and Audrey, Heather, Micah and Naomi Zuk, plus numerous nieces and nephews who loved him very much and many friends who were special to him.

Family and friends are invited to come to the Community Bible Church, 89 Center St., Franklin, on Sunday, Nov. 3, for calling hours 2-3 p.m. and the memorial service at 3 p.m.

Instead of flowers please send a donation in Al’s memory to the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin, NY13775 or your local animal shelter.




  1. Uncle Al was one of my favorite people. Although I have seen him for years. I think of him often. When ever we went to Oneonta Uncle Al would always greet us as close friends. I remember one time we went hunting, Uncle Pete, Uncle Al, Dad and me. There were probably other people there too. Uncle Al borrowed a rifle form one of his friends. A deer came across and Uncle Al shot it. But it was still kicking. He got nervous so he grabbed the rifle by the barrel and knocked the deer in the head. He soon realized that was not a good idea, when the wood stock fell off. He broke the stock off a friends rifle. That must have cost him dearly. Not only having it replaced but I am sure that Uncle Pete never let him forget it. Uncle Al was quite the jokester with such a great sense of humor. I will definitely miss him. RIP Uncle Al John P McLaughlin (Johnny)

  2. I wish I had made a trip back to see a very favorite Uncle. I don’t think I can ever remember him being anything but kind, warm, accepting and funny! Just the twinkle in his eye would make my day growing up next door. He loved kids, animals (even an occasional black bear) and my Aunt! Thanks Uncle Al for being a great man and wonderful example! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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