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Flavian Zeugin, 86, passed into eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
at Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT. He was the husband of the late
Dora Zeugin (Ullmann).
Flavian, the oldest of five, was born March 3, 1927 in Grellingen,
Switzerland, son of the late Arnold and Maria (Koller) Zeugin. He and
his wife lived in Wayne, New Jersey for over 50 years and also had homes
on Marco Island, Florida and in Wilmington, New York. After Dora’s
passing in 2011, he resided with his daughter and family in Southbury,
Zeugin had a distinquished career of 44 years as an international
banker. He joined Swiss Bank Corporation in 1947 in Basel, Switzerland
and remained with them his entire career. Four years later, he
transferred to SBC New York where he also eventually met his future
bride on a blind date. During the years, his professional interests led
him through many different areas of the Bank, where he held a wide
range of prestigious positions with SBC and in the foreign banking
community. Through continuing higher education he graduated, in 1961,
valedictorian of his class at The American Institute of Banking. Shortly
thereafter, Flavian succeeded in joining the Institute of Foreign
Banks, than a small fraternity-like organization of the foremost foreign
bankers in the city, which became the Institute of International
Bankers. In the early 70s he was promoted to the rank of First Vice
President, the only one in the organization. He was elected by the
foreign banks participating in the Clearing House Interbank Payment
Systems (CHIPS) to act as their representative.
In 1985 he was overwhelmingly elected to and later confirmed by then
Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Banking Board as the first
foreign banker representing that peer group in this governmental
regulatory body. This marked the first time in the 53-year history of
the banking board that a representative from a foreign bank had been
elected. This was his first of what would become two terms. He also had
tenure on an advisory board to the Federal Reserve and among other
things he was a frequently sought after speaker on issues of
international banking and payment risk management as well as enjoyed
being an active member of the New York Rotary and Downtown Athletic
Club. During the years, his professional interests led him through many
areas of banking, only to make him one of the true “all-around bankers”
in a day of increasing specialization in the financial industry.
Always a great lover of the outdoors, especially of fishing &
gardening and later hiking, downhill & water skiing and hunting,
Flavian passed these passions on to his children and grandchildren. He
often said he would have really liked to have become an Engineer or
Surgeon since he loved working with his handing, fixing everything from
machinery to fine jewelry. Flavian was a man of faith and his greatest
gift was his love for his beloved wife Dora and also that of his
children and grandchildren.
Flavian is survived by; his son Michael, wife Kathy and their
daughter Cassandra of Highland Lakes, NY, his daughter Dorothy Radlicz,
her husband Chris and their sons Andrew & Christopher of Southbury,
CT, his brothers Gabriel and Arnold, his brother-in-law Tobias Ullmann
all residing in Switzerland. His sister Monica and brother Bernhard
A memorial mass for Flavian was held at St. Rose of Lima R.C Church on Saturday Jan. 11 in Newtown, CT. Prayers &
masses for the repose of Flavian’s soul are welcomed.
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