Announcement of Death-Reverend Richard Zuk

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Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Richard Zuk, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who was released from Diocesan Assignment to serve as Prison Chaplain of the Federal Correctional Complex in Florida. Father Zuk was born on October 12, 1973, ordained to the Priesthood on June 4, 2005, and died on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Father Zuk served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Administrator of the Parishes of Saint Joseph (Jamaica), and Saint Clement Pope (South Ozone Park), while in residence at the Parish of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Jamaica). He also served as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights), Saint Anastasia (Douglaston), and Saint Matthias (Ridgewood) ; and as Parochial Assistant of Saint Kevin (Flushing), and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ozone Park). Father Zuk also served as Prison Chaplain to the Metropolitan Detention Center (Brooklyn), United States Penitentiary Cannan (Philadelphia), and the Federal Correctional Institution (Otisville and Ray Brook).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:  Michael’s Funeral Home Inc.
7922 Metropolitan Avenue Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 894-5500
Sunday, April 14, 2024
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VIGIL: Holy Trinity R.C. Church
14-51 143rd Street Whitestone, New York 11357
Tel: (718) 746-7730
Monday, April 15, 2024
7:30 PM

FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10:00 AM

BURIAL: Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Zuk was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Mr. James Dufek, 2719 Southwest 120th Terrace, Gainesville, Florida 32608.

Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, J.C.L. Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs.