Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA - 12 Mar 2017
George Frank ZOUNEK was born in New York City, NY Nov. 22, 1925 to Frank ZOUNEK and Marie (JIRUSOVA) ZOUNEK. He had one older sister, Mildred, who died in a tragic car accident as a child. During his childhood George helped his mother by working various jobs including managing/cleaning a tenement house, ushering at a movie theater, and cooking/serving at the Bohemian restauarnt, which led to his excellent cooking skills! In Dec. of 1942, George enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served in WWII on several islands in the South Pacific, including Iwo Jima, Tarawa, Sai Pan, Guadel Canal and Okinawa until the war ended in 1945.
Following his service, Georg enjoyed a 35 year career as a mechanical engineer at IBM working in Endicott and Poughkeepsie, Ny, Boulder, CO, and San Jose, CA. where he retired in 1984.