POWAY -- Gene ("Chet") Zuill passed away at home September 25, 2013, from congestive heart failure.
He was born in 1928 in Burbank, CA. He graduated from Burbank High in 1946, and spent from 1946 to 1952 in the Navy, including the Reserves and the Korean War (as an electronics technician and deep-sea diver). Gene spent 35 years with Pacific Telephone, starting in 1948, including work in equipment maintenance, engineering, and real estate. He also worked independently in real estate from the late 1960's through the mid-2000's. October 31, 1948 was a very special day for Gene; he attended a church meeting during which he met his future wife Lydia, and during which he accepted Christ. Gene and Lydia married April 22, 1949, settling in the Los Angeles area, then moved to Poway in 1958.
He is survived by his wife Lydia; one sister; six children; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, other relatives, in-laws, and friends. Gene was known for his sense of duty and devotion to God, country, family, his employers and clients, and those in need. He will especially be remembered for his dedication to the care of his head-injured daughter, Lucile. He was also known for his friendliness, his sense of humor, and his wide range of skills, knowledge, hobbies, and interests. He is dearly missed.
There will be a memorial service for Gene on Saturday, November 23, at 11a.m. at Living Way Church, 13609 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, with reception to follow in the social hall.
U-T San Diego (CA) - Sunday, November 17, 2013