Stanley E. Zorick, longtime president of Western Maryland labor council

November 24, 1992

Stanley E. Zorick, longtime president of the Western Maryland Central Labor Council, died of heart failure Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. He was 76.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Zorick, who was active in other labor organizations and in community affairs in Cumberland, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Cumberland.

He was president of the labor council for 16 years before retiring in 1989. He had earlier been secretary-treasurer of the council, which honored him with its Davy J. Lewis Memorial Award in 1970.

Until 1977, he was an electrician for the Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. in Cumberland, where he served as secretary-treasurer of Local 26 of the United Rubber Workers.

He had been on the executive board of the Rubber Workers Union for the local district and at his death was an area vice president of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO.

A proponent of labor-management cooperation, he was labor co-chairman and administrator of the Cumberland Area Labor Management Committee and the first labor co-chairman of the National Association of Labor Management Committees.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Hospital advisory board and a member of the executive board of the Potomac Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

A member of the Allegany County Board of Education in the 1960s and 1970s, he had served on a Federal Judicial Selection Committee and was the first layman appointed as a trustee of the Client Security Trust Fund of the Maryland bar.

He was on the executive board of the Cumberland and Allegany County Industrial Foundation, and on the boards of the Allegany County Community College, the Regional Health Care Cost Containment Committee, the United Way and the Salvation Army in Allegany County.

Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he grew up in Cumberland. He was a graduate of Allegany High School and later took courses on labor relations and other subjects at Goucher College, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University and West Virginia University.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Frances Gogerty; a son, Dr. Frank J. Zorick of Detroit; a daughter, Teresa M. Gross of Gaithersburg; a sister, Doris A. Decker of Cumberland; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.

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