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Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
3:24 pm CDT September 14, 2015

Dr. Allen Philip Zak, Superintendent of West Northfield School District 31 from 1973-1982, died Aug. 13, 2015 at age 80, surrounded by friends and family at his home in Arizona.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 at St. Juliana Church, 7201 N. Oketo Ave. Chicago. 

James Rohrabaugh, who was superintendent of School District 27 from 1968-1992, recalled Zak as “a good school man” who stressed the importance of a strong curriculum and close communication with the staff.