Rest in Peace, Mel Zuckerman

Rest in Peace, Mel Zuckerman

Last month we lost a dear friend and supporter, Mel Zuckerman. Mel was a mentor, a friend, and more. He and his wife Enid welcomed into their family the then teenagers, Bob and Beverely Elliott, the AAMSAZ co-founders. Mel and Bob, kindred spirits and accountants, were connected through UA Coach Fred Snowden’s community outreach program in 1975 a few years prior to the opening of Canyon Ranch. The Zuckermans were always concerned with the health and well-being of others even before the ranch opened. Mel was one of the first people Bob called with the idea of opening a museum. Mel and Enid were delighted and full of encouragement to move forward with AAMSAZ. Their generosity and kindness has always had an impact on the Elliott family. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends. Mel passed away on March 18, 2023 at the age of 94. He will be truly missed, but will always be in our hearts.


Beverely Elliott, Executive Director

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