Bangor Architect Passes 

A well-known architect in the Bangor area has passed away.Francis Zelz designed the original International Building at Bangor’s airport.He was also a troop greeter there.Zelz served aboard two navy ships during World War II. And he shared those experiences with children through the Cole Land Transportation Museum’s ambassadors for freedom.Stephen Rich, a long-time friend, says Zelz was one of the first architects he met when he moved to Bangor. “He had a real passion for the work he did for the buildings he helped create and for the people that we’re going to use them. And it showed in all the other things he did in his life.”A funeral service is scheduled for 11am on Thursday, April 29th at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor.Zelz was 85-years-old.