William A. "Bill" Zam, 80, of Sandusky, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2012, at his home.
Born on November 21, 1931 in Gypsum, OH the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Hollo) Zam. Bill had studied Horticulture at Ohio State University and was a 1954 graduate of the American Floral Art School in Chicago, IL. He retired from Delphi (a division of General Motors) in May 1992, where he had worked for over 20 years. Bill and his lifelong friend, Andy Cousino, had owned and operated Zam and Cousino Flower Shoppe. In years past, Bill had been active in Playmakers Theatre in Port Clinton, having directed the muscials "South Pacific" and "Oklahoma."
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he was very active in church activities and served on several church committees, a member of the AMVETS Post 17 and American Legion Post 83.
Bill is survived by a brother, Robert (Joanne) Zam of Port Clinton; nieces and nephews; special friends, William (Phyllis) Cousino of Catawba Island; caregivers, Brenda, Rita, Erin and Beth.
Besides his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Joseph, Steve, Andy, Richard Zam; four sisters, Betty Swope, Maryanne Powell, Marjorie "Sissy" Howerth, Agnes Zam; lifelong friend, Andrew H. "Andy" Cousino.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2012,from 4-7 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. and Monday, April 9, 2012 from 10 am until time of the funeral services at 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills Street, Sandusky, with Pastor Gary R. Ulrich officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills Street, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Bill's family at www.davidfkoch.com