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Stephen Zatuchni, 61, Newspaper Co​lumnist, Lecturer and Child Advocate

January 14, 2010
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Stephen Zatuchni, 61, author, syndicated columnist and advocate for challenged children, died Jan. 4. He was a resident of Chadds Ford.

Zatuchni earned his Ph.D. in political science from Temple University in 1976. A Pulitzer Prize Nominee in Commentary, his writings on international affairs and Middle East politics often appeared in the Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, The Wall Street Journal and the Jewish Exponent, among others.

He was a sought-after guest lecturer, and frequently lent his expert opinion on radio and television broadcasts in the Philadelphia area.

In his later years, Zatuchni was a fierce advocate for the needs of physically and mentally challenged children.

He is survived by daughters Ellie Zatuchni and Leah Zatuchni; sisters Dory Zatuchni and Beth Zatuchni; and a brother, Michael Zatuchni.

Memorial contributions can be made to: the HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy, 4400 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on the Web at:

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