UW-Waukesha held its memorial service Saturday to honor Phil Zweifel, an associate dean at UW-Waukesha who passed away Dec. 27.
When the news of Zweifel’s death was posted on Patch, many people wrote what the man many considered a mentor meant to them through their involvement at the school. The following are just some of the comments people left on Patch and Facebook.
Dr. Zweifel was my faculty mentor when I was a student at UW-Waukesha in the early 1980's. No other educator in my college career had a more memorable impact on my education. I have been fortunate enough to become friends with him in recent years through our mutual service on the UW-Waukesha Foundation Board. I could not agree more with the other comments about what a kind and caring person he was. This news is heart-breaking.
Brad Schimel UW-Waukesha 1983-85
I was an ad hoc for two years at UWW.
Phil helped me find better jobs long after I left.
While he always had a profound, positive impact on my life, I never thanked him enough for turning me on to Bob Dylan.
My condolences to the family and my gratitude for my time with him.
Associate Professor of History
I knew Phil since about 1980, attending UWW as an older student. I and other students/professors all have a great time together and Phil was part of that group. We had fun during student get togethers, happy hours, etc. He was also a great person with a great sense of humor. I remember during one happy hour he put on my heels and posed. I still have that picture. I talked to him via email about a year ago; it was great to be reconnected. My prayers and sympathy to his family and other friends. He was a great soul who will be missed by all , but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend. Love and prayers,
Susan Brown, Albuquerque, NM