Dr. George Marzluf, 81, born September 29, 1935, to Faun and Paul Marzluf. He died unexpectedly and peacefully in his home on May 4, 2017.
George is survived by his loving wife Zarife Sahenk, his children, Bruce Marzluf, Julie Marzluf, Phillip (Anne) Marzluf, and Glenn (Anne) Marzluf, his grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob, Maxwell, James and Isobel, and sisters, Elaine (Bob) McLinn, and Sharon Coultas. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Walter Coultas.
George was a graduate of West HS, and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He received a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, before joining the faculty at Marquette and eventually at OSU, where he served as a professor of biochemistry for over 40 years, before retiring as department chair in 2011. He also served our nation as a Captain in the Ohio Army National Guard.
George was a lifelong outdoorsman; his primary passion was fly fishing. He authored books, fly fished all over the world, and was an active member of Central Ohio Fly Fishers and the Zanesfield Rod and Gun Club for many years. In addition to being an excellent teacher, George was a lifelong learner. He had a love of reading, good wine, and rarely passed on a good desert. His friends and family will miss his smile, wit, and sense-of-humor.
The family will receive guests from 6 to 8PM on Monday at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home, 4341 North High St. A celebration of life will be held at a future time.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Michael J. Fox Foundation