Anne J. Zouck, a former Ruxton resident who shared with her husband a love of sailing and operated a charter boat business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, died Thursday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 72.
"She popped a fine spinnaker, helping her family win many sailing events on the Chesapeake and forming a great many very friendly enemies and admirers," said her husband, Robert L. Zouck Sr.
"She was always the first mate aboard the Doxy [the family's sailboat]," said a daughter Anne Zouck Perry of Baldwin.
In 1970, after Mr. Zouck had retired from AAI Corp., the couple decided to spend several years sailing in the West Indies. They lived aboard their boat in St. Thomas from 1970 until 1980, then settled in St. John, where she was a marine underwriter for an insurance company and worked with her husband in his marine survey business.
The couple also operated Tradewind Charters, which rented out powerboats and sailboats.
Born in Mount Washington, Mrs. Zouck graduated from Western High School in 1940. She also attended Johns Hopkins University.
In 1940, she went to New York and became a model for the John Robert Powers Agency until 1942, when she returned to Baltimore and married. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last May.
While living in Ruxton, Mrs. Zouck briefly worked at the People's Court in Baltimore County and later became a registered representative for the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. She was a member of the Republican Party, serving as a volunteer and precinct captain.
She belonged to the Potapskut Sailing Association on the
Magothy River and the St. Thomas and St. John yacht clubs.
A memorial service was to be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, 1901 W. Joppa Road in Riderwood, with interment at Loudon Park Cemetery. Alternative arrangements will be made in case of inclement weather.
Other survivors include a son, Robert L. Zouck Jr.of Riderwood; another daughter, Cynthia Z. Williams of Piney Point; a sister, Alice J. Mayer of Deltona, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
A third daughter, Martha J. Zouck, died in 1963.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland Inc., 31 Walker Ave., Pikesville 21208.