Donald K. Zilch
Donald “ Don” Keith Zilch, 80, Hagerstown, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born October 16, 1932, in Troy, N.Y, he was the son of the late Herbert Zilch and Margaret Steele Zilch. He was the husband of Patricia “Pat” Wachter Zilch, his wife of 56 years.
Before retiring, he was the principal at Hancock High School and South Hagerstown High School. He graduated with his B.S. degree from Lock Haven University and Penn State Master’s Program. He did post graduate work at University of Iowa and the University of Maryland. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Lappans, Maryland Terrapin Club, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Amvets Post 10, VFW Post 1936, Elks Lodge #378, life member of Alma Masonic Lodge # 244 AF & AM in Alma, Mich.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Carol L. and Cliff Richardson of Westminster; Lisa A. and Anthony Trani of Moseley, Va.; two brothers: Charles “Chuck” Zilch of Michigan and William “Bill” Zilch of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren: Brooke and Brady Richardson of Westminster, Lauren and Alexandra Trani of Moseley, Va.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Rd., Boonsboro, Md., with Rev. Anne Weatherholt officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD, 21157 or St. Mark’s Episcopal church, 18313 Lappans Rd., Boonsboro, MD, 21713.
Online condolences may be made to the family at fletcherfuneralhome.net