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Boys & Girls Club Honors Shelton Native As Part Of Its 60th Anniversary

Robert ‘Bob’ Zuraw--a Shelton native pictured above, who became a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley soon after its incorporation in 1956, is being recognized as part of the club's 60th anniversary year.
Robert ‘Bob’ Zuraw--a Shelton native pictured above, who became a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley soon after its incorporation in 1956, is being recognized as part of the club's 60th anniversary year. Photo Credit: Boys & Girls Club

SHELTON, Conn. -- In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley is recognizing Robert ‘Bob’ Zuraw — a Shelton native.

Zuraw became a member of the club soon after its incorporation in 1956. As part of its celebration, on a regular basis throughout the year, the club is recognizing the life of someone who has been positively affected by it.

He credits his involvement with the Boys & Girls Club for having a positive impact on his life. He spent many afternoons participating in the various activities offered by the club.

Zuraw graduated from Shelton High School in 1965 and went on to attend Ithaca College in New York. There, he was an active member of the student body, serving as the Senior Class President in 1969.

After graduation, he served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army Reserve and later went on to build a career in petroleum marketing, with companies such as Getty Oil and Standard Petroleum.

Zuraw has been and remains an active member of the community, working with the youth of Shelton and surrounding towns. He is involved in several local sports programs as well as the Connecticut Special Olympics.

He is an active member on the Board of Directors for the Parent Child Resource Center as well as president of the Paul Pecylak Memorial Scholarship Committee, which provides scholarships to players of the Shelton High School men’s basketball team. In the past, he has served on several different local committees.

He still lives in Shelton with his wife Sandra. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Stories about anyone whose life was positively affected by the club--such as Zuraw's--are welcome all year long--from club members, past members, friends and family. Please email stories to Press@BGC-LNV.org, or call Ann Wheeler at 203-924-7462.

The club will be holding a 60th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 10. For more details on the gala, click here.

Photo IDs: From left: Ron Luneau, Jennifer DeLeon, Inez Napolitano, Shaye Roscoe, Don Palmer, Amanda Cotela, Robert Zuraw, AJ Grasso, Jeff Roy, Jim Curran

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