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Paul Zurakowski, age 94, passed away on July 2, 2022, from COVID-19 and frail health. Paul was born in Richmond, Michigan on Sept. 6, 1927, to Stephen and Dorothy Zurakowski. He attended Michigan State University where he earned degrees in the physical sciences, and where he also met his future wife, Suzanne Troost. They married in 1953 and had four children. Paul served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Next, he worked as a science teacher in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Paul’s efforts at the high school led to the construction of a planetarium there. In 1964, Paul and Suzanne moved their family to Livermore, California, where Paul worked at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and finally at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne and his son John. He is survived by sons Mark (Therese) and Neil (Janet); daughter Kathi Wilson (Dave); five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.