Obituary for Stanley Arlyn Zack

Stanley Arlyn Zack

Birth Date: Aug. 21st, 1942
Date Passed: Jul. 2nd, 2021


Stanley Arlyn Zack, age 78, of Whitehall, died July 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. Arlyn was born August 21, 1942, in Muskegon to the late Stanley and Eva (Blackmer) Zack. He graduated from Ravenna High School in 1961 where he was an outstanding 3-sport athlete. Arlyn graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Education. He was an educator and principal for the Muskegon Public Schools for over 40 years. He retired as the Principal of Muskegon High School. Arlyn served on numerous boards, including the Child Abuse Council. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and a dedicated football fan of the Michigan Wolverines and the Muskegon Big Reds. In his leisure time, Arlyn enjoyed boating on White Lake and Lake Michigan and was a voracious reader. Arlyn was a dedicated and passionate educator. He wanted the best for every student, every day. Arlyn's legacy will live on in the hearts of all whom he touched. Arlyn is survived by a son, Eric (Heather) Zack of N. Muskegon; a daughter, Rochelle Zack of Palm Desert, California; step-son, Jeff Hentschel of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren: Maddelyn and Erica Zack, Jennifer (Jacobson) Schmiege, Derek Jacobson; son-in-law, Paul Jacobson of Whitehall, cousin, Chuck Zack of Whitehall: brother-in-law, Rodger Pietsch of Georgia; sister-in-law, Delores Zack of Whitehall; and two special friends: Bill Yonker and Julie Byersmith. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dennis Zack; sister, June Pietsch and step-daughter, Jerri Kay Jacobson. A private graveside memorial service will be held at the Ravenna Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Big Red Athletic Foundation, Attn: Terry Clock, 1180 W. Norton Ave. Unit J., Muskegon, MI 49441 or Child Abuse Council, 1781 Peck St., Muskegon, MI 49441. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements (231)853-6511.



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