Robert G. Dzur was born at home on an Indiana dairy farm on July 18, 1934. He died in Eureka on May 27, 2012 at the age of 77.
Bob contracted polio while a toddler. His mother, dismayed by lack of doctors’ treatment, brought him home and massaged him with warm oil which cured his paralysis.
He earned a degree in forestry from Purdue University and was hired by the U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to the Forest Service-Shasta-Trinity, Tahoe, Plumas and retired from Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
He is survived by his wife Dianne; daughter Dorothy (whereabouts unknown); mother-in-law, brother, sisters-in-law, a nephew and niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son and sister.
Burial was held at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka on, June 5. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Downriver Volunteer Fire Company, P. Box 608, Big Bar, CA 96010 would be greatly appreciated.