College fund set up for infant son of killed Tahoe ski patroller |

College fund set up for infant son of killed Tahoe ski patroller

A tax-deductible college fund has been set up for Cannon Zuiches, the son of the late Joe Zuiches, a 42 year-old local resident who died last week while performing avalanche control at Squaw Valley ski resort, where he worked as a ski patroller.

Joseph Kurilo Zuiches is immediately survived by his wife, Mikki Zuiches, and their 10-month-old son, Cannon.

According to the fund for Cannon Zuiches, set up through local nonprofit CHARITYSMITH, Canon is a 2017 recipient of the Douglas F. Smith Memorial Fund, which has been offered since 1994 to a student, artist or athlete within the United States.

Donations to the “College for Cannon Fundraiser” will be used to establish a 529 college fund for Cannon. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law.

Visit to learn more and to donate. You can also visit to donate to the GoFundMe account for Joe Zuiches.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $220,000 had been raised for Joe’s family.

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