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Karl Bruce Zucker

August 27, 1927 March 13, 2020
Karl Bruce Zucker
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Karl Zucker, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 in Westminster Village Healthcare. He was born August 27, 1927 in Cleveland, OH to Jay H. Zucker and Cyril H. Gutentag Zucker. He had an older brother, Malcolm, and an older sister, Henriette. After graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in January of 1945 he attended and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1948 and then earned a PhD. in psychology in 1956 at Western Reserve University. On August 2, 1953 he married Allane Pocrass. They had three children: Jeffrey, Nelson, and Shani. After teaching psychology at Ohio Northern University for three years he interned in clinical psychology at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and later became a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. From 1958-1964 he served as the chief psychologist at the Youngstown, Ohio Child Guidance Center. The family moved to Terre Hate, Indiana in 1964 where he taught in the School Psychology Training Program, one of the first school psychology programs to receive accreditation from the American Psychological Association. During that period he received the Caleb Mills Teaching Award. He also served as President of the United Hebrew Congregation. In 2005 Allane and Karl moved to Westminster Village.

Karl is survived by his wife, Allane, and their children: Jeffrey (Susan Michael), Nelson, and Shani (Jonathan Goodall). Jeffrey (Yosef) and Susan (Shoshana), live in Israel, as do their three children, Leah (Benyamin Rosental), Yuval, and Miki (Emi Zait) and four great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Hebrew Congregation, CANDLES Holocaust Museum, or Westminster Village Memorial Fund.

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2:00 PM 3/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Highland Lawn Cemetery Chapel

4220 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Highland Lawn Cemetery Chapel
4220 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

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Highland Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

4420 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

4420 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

United Hebrew Congregation

540 S 6th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

1532 S. 3rd Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Westminster Village Memorial Fund

1120 E. Davis Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

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