William B. Zogg, a veteran Orange County education administrator, died of heart failure Monday morning at Mission Community Hospital, where he had been under treatment for about a week. He was 59.
Zogg, of Mission Viejo, was the first superintendent of Saddleback Valley Unified School District and the old Tustin Union High School District. At the time of his death, he was a vice president of Hutton Associates in Tustin, a consultant to Cal State Fullerton's continuing education program, and an assistant to the president of Chapman College in Orange.
A native of Ohio, Zogg grew up in Utah and received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He received his graduate degree and honorary doctorate from Chapman College.
Zogg began his education work in Orange County in 1960 in the Garden Grove Unified School District, where he served as a principal, vice principal and a district area administrator. He became superintendent of Tustin Union High School District (which was later absorbed by school unification) in 1969. In 1972 he was named the inaugural superintendent of the newly created Saddleback Valley Unified School District, a post he held until 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Sally; two sons, Martin of Los Angeles and David of Mission Viejo; a daughter, Karen, of Kittridge, Colo., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McCormick Mortuary, 1795 Laguna Canyon Road, followed by burial in El Toro Cemetery.