David Arthur “Zack” Zacharias, 75, of Jeromesville, passed away at his residence Sunday, November 22, 2020 following a courageous battle with bone cancer.
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He was born October 9, 1945 in the back seat of a Pontiac Super Chief on the way to Lodi Hospital, to Freda and Arthur Zacharias.
He was a 1964 graduate of Smithville High School.
David was a veteran of the United States Army and was called to active duty while serving with the Shreve Unit of the Ohio National Guard.
He had worked for Snyder Bros. Construction and retired from Wenger Excavating after 32 years, where he was known as the nicest guy in the company.
He was a member of the Jeromesville American Legion Post #749, Ashland Legion Riders, Operating Engineers Local # 18, Mid-Ohio Corvette Club, past Boy Scout assistant leader of Wooster Troop #66 for 6 yrs. and Jeromesville Troop #521 for 30 years.
He enjoyed his family, Ohio State sports, racing and “Talking”.
On November 2, 1985 he was married to Janet (Mattox) Bell who survives him. He is also survived by Stepson, Jim (Jill) Bell of Medina, Joseph Bell of Ashland, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A stepsister, Margaret Boardman, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, John Merle Baker; sisters, Roberta Putt and Jackie Hartley; an infant brother; stepsister, Jo Anne Sabine and a stepson, John Bell.
In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. A private family service and interment will be held at the Huntington Cemetery.
The Zacharias family would like to thank Hospice of North Central Ohio for their compassionate care of David these last few weeks.
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Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Zacharias family with the arrangements.