Charles D. Kazuba, physical education teacher

April 2, 2012

Charles D. Kazuba, 67, a physical education teacher who spent much of his career at Greenbriar East Elementary School in Chantilly before retiring in 1996, died March 28 at a hospital in Georgetown, S.C., of complications from a heart attack.

The death was confirmed by his daughter Nicole Kazuba.

Mr. Kazuba began teaching after Army service in the late 1960s. He joined Fairfax County Public Schools in 1969,first at Brookfield Elementary School in Chantilly.

In after-school programs, he coached gymnastics at Greenbriar East and swimming at Chantilly High School. He also coached his children’s softball and basketball leagues. In addition to his teaching work, he was a disc jockey and driving instructor.

Charles Dennis Kazuba was a native of Paterson, N.J., and a 1966 business graduate of Montclair State University in New Jersey. He received a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech in 1974.

He moved to Murrells Inlet, S.C., from Fairfax County in 2010. He was a past member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Chantilly. He was a former officer of civic and homeowners groups in Fairfax County.

His first marriage, to Eileen Lotz, ended in divorce. He was separated in 2010 from his wife of 26 years, Diane Mueller Kazuba, who lives in Chantilly.

Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters from his first marriage, Julie West of Aldie and Sabrina Ruck of Centreville; two daughters from his second marriage, Nicole Kazuba and Annie Kazuba, both of Chantilly; and three grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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