OSWEGO, NY – Dale A. Zych, 77, of Minetto, passed away at his home on Tuesday April 5, 2016, after a long illness.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frieda and Alex Zych on April 8, 1938.
Dale received a BS degree from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1961.
He then attended Ohio State University, earning his MS degree in 1963.
He then returned to Case and completed his PhD in 1967.
He was awarded a Post Doctoral position in Low Temperature Physics at Ohio State.
In 1971, he accepted an appointment at SUNY Oswego, where he carried out research with students until his retirement in 2015.
He enjoyed climbing in the Adirondacks, making furniture, playing tennis and golf.
Dale served as a long-time member of the Minetto Zoning Board of Appeals; he was a Club Master of Minetto Cub Scout Pack 614 for two years, and was active with his sons’ in 4-H.
He was an ordained Presbyterian Deacon and an active member of Faith United Church.
He taught Sunday school for more than 40 years, in Ohio and here in Oswego.
Dale is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Diane; three sons, Matthew (Vanessa) Zych, John (Sherry) Zych and Fred (Jamie) Zych; his grandsons, Asher and Jonah Zych; a brother, Allen (Cathie) Zych from Carlsbad, Calif.; and a sister, Susan Doughman (Richard) from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Faith United Church, 2 Mark Fitzgibbons Drive.
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Faith United Church; the Rescue Mission, 120 Gifford St., Syracuse; the Human Concerns Center, 85 E. Fourth St., Oswego, or the Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal St., Chicago, Illinois.