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athletic wear manufacturing executive

Walter Zwickel, American athletic wear manufacturing executive. Named to Gymnastics Hall of Fame, National Collegiate Athletic Association Gym Coaches Association, 1973.

Background

Zwickel, Walter was born on December 21, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Benjamin and Sarah (Tellem) Zwickel.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1948.

Career

Manager, apprentice designer, Zwickel Tailoring, Philadelphia, 1948-1952;production manager, designer, Alcon Manufacturing, Miami, Florida, 1952-1956;general manager, Zwickel Clothing Stores, Philadelphia, 1956-1969;president, Zwickel Manufacturing, Philadelphia, 1969-1995. Guest lecturer West Chester State College, Pennsylvania, 1979-1982. Member board gymnastic committee Maccabiah Games, 1962-1995.

Achievements

  • Avocations: target shooting. Sculpting; cabinet making.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Fashion editor Modern Gymnast Magazine, Los Angeles, 1968-1979. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Designer items for Olympic Games, 1968, 72, 76, 80, 84, 5 Pan Am Games, 6 Maccabiah Games.

      Inventor numerous protective devices for gymnasts.

Membership

Chairman, Columbia Avenue Businessmen's Association, 1960-1969. Past president Susquehanna Avenue Businessmen's Association. Member Alliance for Health (guest speaker 1970, member board associate exhibitors), Temple University Gym Team Alumni Association, United States Gymnastics Federation, United States Rowing Association, National Rifle Association (life member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: target shooting. Sculpting; cabinet making.

Connections

Married Myra Coverman, December 24, 1955 (deceased 1963). Children– Ellyn, Benjamin. Married Leda Volov, March 26, 1964.

Children– Ellen, Bruce, Jayne.

father:
Benjamin Zwickel

mother:
Sarah (Tellem) Zwickel

spouse:
Myra Coverman

spouse:
Leda Volov

child:
Ellyn Zwickel

child:
Benjamin Zwickel

child:
Ellen Zwickel

child:
Bruce Zwickel

child:
Jayne Zwickel