In Memory

Diane Zuck

Diane Zuck

Diane Zuck
Physical therapist
Diane Zuck, 74, of Brockton MA passed away 29 November 2020.
Diane was born in Brooklyn NY to Olga F. and Nicholas Zuck. Diane moved to Summit NJ in 1955 with her parents and two sisters.
Diane attended Trenton State College and received a degree in Physical Education. She then attained her Certificate in Physical Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Master's degree in Movement Sciences from Columbia University in New York. Diane was Director of Physical Therapy at the NJ Rehabilitation Hospital in East Orange NJ and then became the Clinical Coordinator for the PT Program at Columbia University where she is listed as an Instructor in Clinical Physical Therapy.
Diane was a gifted physical therapist and she received great satisfaction helping people, especially children with severe disabilities.
Once she moved to MA, Diane worked for the Perkins School for the Blind where she deigned and implemented classes for students with dual sensory deficits, e.g., deaf and blind. She also facilitated activities that focused on the human/animal connection.
Diane amended her PT training by becoming an Alexander Instructor.
Her understanding of this alternative method combined with her conventional PT experience resulted in her being asked to write a chapter on the Alexander Technique in a book exploring complimentary therapies in rehabilitation. She also maintained a small private Alexander practice.
Diane was a person who danced to her own drum - an independent, caring person with a great sense of humor. In her early years she enjoyed tennis, sailing, and salt water fishing. Later she enjoyed belonging to a gun club, fishing, collecting coins and participating in Civil War reenactments.
Diane's final act of her deep caring for others was her involvement with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 50 of Rockland MA. She was their Chaplain and Historian, participated in many field trips, cookouts and winter clothing drives and was a tenacious fund raiser.
Diane is survived by her sister Catherine (Michael) Z. Cunningham of CO, cousins and their children and many dear friends.
Diane joined her parents and older sister Julianne in St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Jackson NJ.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 50, 57 Josh Gray Road, Rockland MA 02370-1508
Keefe Funeral Homes, Arlington MA, handled the arrangements.

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01/24/21 11:49 AM #1    

Sandra Moll (Keith)

rest in peace

01/24/21 12:23 PM #2    

Nancy Limbach (Spears)

What an amazing life! Truly a model of strength and love. Rest in peace, knowing the world is a better place for having had you to minister to so many people and causes.

01/24/21 05:22 PM #3    

Nola Ruppert (Zusi)

What an amazing life Diane led. I remember playing field hockey with her at Summit High School. She was a good athlete and sincerly nice person. Also, it appears she was a genuinely giving and caring person. Rest in peace, Diane.

01/25/21 07:54 AM #4    

Calimera (Carole) Frederick

I was in school with Diane from the 5th grade at Washington School. Always quiet, always nice and always helpful. On top of all of that she was smart too !! I also remember playing field hockey with her !! She was good, fast and always fair but tough !! Being on the reunion committee, I have been looking for Diane for years, although I am happy to have finally found her it was a minute too late and a dollar short !! Would have liked to have found her a long time ago !

carole frederick

01/25/21 08:16 AM #5    

Patricia D. Burke (Kuhn)

Oh my, the world lost a wonderful person.  I so admired Diane at SHS for her abilities and her kindness.  I was just talking about her with a college friend a few weeks ago, as Diane lived with my friend's family during her college days in Trenton.  I loved hearing about the wonderful things she did with her life, but I am so sorry I didn't have contact with her during her amazing later years.  She was a blessing to so many.  Well done, Diane.  Rest in Peace.

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