Richard “Dickie” Stephen Zuskin of Prince George, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at the age of 82. Born on November 1,1939, he was preceded in death by his father, Emil Zuskin; mother, Lillian Sebera Zuskin; brothers, David Zuskin and George Zuskin; and sister, Shirley Blaha.
Dickie retired after 29 years as a research chemist with the American Tobacco Company where he always said he played more than he worked- because he so thoroughly enjoyed his job and the people with whom he worked with. Dickie was deeply committed to his community and felt called to a life of service. He was a former trustee and Elder Emeritus of Prince George Christian Church, a Past Master of Prince George Masonic Lodge #115, A.F. and A.M., and a Lifetime Member of Disputanta Volunteer Fire Department where he served actively for more than 50 years. In addition to giving generously to others, Dickie had a passion for travel- especially to the beach, enjoyed gardening and good, hard work, and most of all, took pride in his adoring family. He loved the Lord and was an ambassador of love itself.
Dickie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ann Frazier Zuskin; son, Mark Zuskin; daughter, Beth Andersen (Daniel); granddaughter, Lauren Zuskin; and many adoring nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and friends. Dickie was loved by absolutely everyone who knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Prince George Christian Church, 7605 Prince George Drive, Prince George, Virginia 23875. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Congregational Church Cemetery, Disputanta, Virginia. The Family will receive friends Monday, August 8, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Crater Road Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road Petersburg, Virginia 23805.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disputanta Volunteer Fire Department’s David Zuskin Memorial Scholarship (Checks payable to John Randolph Foundation with “Zuskin” in the memo; mail to 112 N. Main St, Hopewell, VA 23860, or visit johnrandolphfoundation.org , click “donate” and scroll to the Zuskin Scholarship fund) or to the Richard S. Zuskin Scholarship Fund through the P.G. Masonic Lodge (P.O. Box 115, Prince George, VA 23875). Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.