John J. Zuhowski of Gloucester, went to His heavenly kingdom after a brief battle with cancer on Oct. 13, 2019.
He was born in 1967 in Easton, Maryland and grew up in Arnold, Maryland. He was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas and Marion Military Academy in Marion, Alabama. In 1991, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a commission as a Surface Warfare Officer. John spent 21 years in the Navy and commanded two Navy warships, USS Shamal and USS Tortuga. He obtained two Master’s degrees; one in Strategic Studies and National Security Affairs from the United States Naval War College and one in Public Administration from Troy State University.
He retired in 2011 as Naval Commander. Upon retirement, he worked as a government contractor with SAIC and Valkyrie Enterprises. He will be remembered for his love of fast cars, hunting, his culinary expertise of all things BBQ, garlic and hot sauce, and his love of both country, family and his four-footed friends.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Babs; daughter, Megan Elizabeth; sister, Susan Zuhowski, and mother, Eleanor Zuhowski.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the USA Opera Theatre/Zuhowski Memorial Fund. Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, LPAC 7102, 5751 USA South Drive, Mobile, Al. 36608.