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William "Bill" Andrew Zuzack

July 28, 1948 — February 21, 2022



William “Bill” Andrew Zuzack

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather -

William “Bill” Andrew Zuzack, age 73, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Latrobe and Indiana, PA, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022.  Bill was born on Wednesday, July 28, 1948, in Latrobe to the late Andrew Zuzack and Grace Lucille (Campbell) Zuzack.    In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine “Katie” Szymonowicz.

Bill’s survivors include his wife of 47 years, Christine Ann (Pavlik) Zuzack; his two sons: Michael Andrew Zuzack of Bethel Park and Zachary Alexander Zuzack of Allston, MA; his two grandchildren: Grace Ann and Samantha “Sammie” Jane Szymonowicz of White House Station, NJ; his three brothers: Kenneth “Putter” Zuzack and his wife, Patricia, of Rising Sun, MD; John “Jack” Zuzack and his wife, Marie, of Vero Beach, FL; James “Jim” Zuzack and his wife, Judy, of Slippery Rock; his son-in-law, Jerry Szymonowicz of White House Station, NJ; his two brothers-in-law: Timothy Pavlik and wife, Maureen, of Pittsburgh and Stephen Pavlik and wife, Janis, of Carmel Valley, CA; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Cairn Terrier, Maggie.

Bill graduated from Latrobe High School as part of the class of 1966, from Grove City College in 1970 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in business administration.  He retired from Specialty Glass in Kittanning, in 1999 working as a mechanical engineer.  Bill was a member of the Harrisburg Bridge Club, the Mechanicsburg Sportsman’s Club, and a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Being from Latrobe, Bill was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.  Bill’s passion was sports cars, and he owned several, including a Triumph, a mini cooper, and his favorite, an Austin-Healey bugged eyed Sprite.  Bill totally rebuilt the Sprite’s engine after he purchased it.  He also loved to watch the collector car auctions on television.  His favorites being, the Mecum auto auctions and Barrett Jackson auto auctions.  Bill loved to shoot Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays.  He often shot at the Mechanicsburg Sportsman’s Club in Mechanicsburg and at Seven Springs with his brother-in-law.  Bill will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

All are welcome to join Bill’s family on Friday, March 11, 2022 at his afternoon gathering of family and friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.; his evening gathering of family and friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a time of remembrance at 6:30 p.m., at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory); and his virtual gathering of family and friends and time of remembrance via video chat or telephone beginning at 6:15 p.m.; with Reverend George A. Spangler celebrating.  Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.   Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to a 529 Educational Saving Plan for Grace and Samantha.  Checks can be written to FBO Grace Szymonowicz 529 or FBO Samantha Szymonowicz 529 and mailed to the following address:  Strzelczyk Milburn Financial Consulting Group, 2661 Riva Road, Suite 1011, Annapolis, MD  21401. Contributions to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Bill’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bill’s full obituary, view his memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Bill's family via video chat or telephone on Friday, March 11, 2022, beginning at approximately 6:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends Open House with Refreshments

Friday, March 11, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Gathering of Family & Friends Open House

Friday, March 11, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Virtual Greeting

Friday, March 11, 2022

Starts at 6:15 pm (Eastern time)

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Time of Remembrance

Friday, March 11, 2022

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

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