Elwood C. Woody Zug 89, WWII vet, former Sensenich VP

By on January 9, 2013

Elwood C. "Woody" Zug, 89, of Lititz, died peacefully on his birthday, Sunday, Dec.30, 2012, at Luther Acres.

Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late David and Mazie Carper Zug. He was the loving husband of Betty McCreery Zug who died in 1987.

For over 50 years Woody worked for Sensenich Corporation, Lititz, and retired as Vice President of Sales following years of faithful service. Through his career he was a member of the Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association. Woody obtained his commercial airplane pilot’s license in 1949. Woody served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II, and was a member of the Lititz American Legion Post 56. He was a member of the Lititz Moravian Congregation.

Woody was active in the Lititz community, and served as president of the American Business Club in his early years. Woody’s interests included golfing, fishing, billiards, bridge, and all types of sports. He had a lifelong passion for his family, enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and always loved golfing with his sons and grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter: Eileen Z. Bugosh (Fred) of Mechanicsburg; two sons: James E. Zug (Joyce) of Forest, Va., Dr. David A. Zug (Claudia) of Manheim; six grandchildren: Andrew Bugosh, Jason Zug, Jeff Zug, David Michael Zug, Graham Zug, Daneen Zug; and four great-grandchildren: Daniel, Micah, Levi, and Elijah Zug,

Preceding him in death were four brothers: Ray, Paul, Earl, and Glenn Zug, and one sister: Mary Wenger.

Woody’s life celebration was held Jan. 4 at the Luther Acres Community Room. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Lititz Moravian Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Woody’s memory to Luthercare Caring Fund, 600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543; Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or Book of Remembrance of the Lititz Moravian Congregation, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit: BuchFuneral.com.

Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Inc., Manheim.

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