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Retirement of Kevin Zwar

by Robert Wuchatsch

Kevin Zwar, who has handled our research enquiries for many years, recently announced his retirement from that role for health reasons.

Kevin was Foundation President of the Wendish Heritage Society Australia from 1986-1994, when he and Del moved to Sydney, where he served as Lutheran pastor at Sutherland for ten years.  On his retirement to Mooroolbark in Melbourne, he served as our President again in 2006-07, then volunteered to handle our research enquiries.  He also managed our website for several years.

In 2017, Kevin’s computer crashed, losing much valuable data, including his research files.  In desperation, he asked me if I still had any of his research emails, which he usually copied to me.  Being a hoarder, I was able to find and send him copies of over 800 emails he had sent to very satisfied enquirers.

Our Society’s committee recently honoured Kevin and Del with a special luncheon to say ‘Thank You’ for all his hard work over so many years.  Their daughters Robyn and Jan also attended.  Robyn has designed our newsletter since 2004.  We wish Kevin, Del and the Zwar family the very best for the future.