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Donald L. Zack

Born: Wed., Jun. 19, 1935
Died: Fri., Sep. 4, 2020


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 08, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.



Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 09, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral Home Inc.


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Donald L. Zack, 85, of Ellicott City, MD passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 4, 2020 at home. Don was a longtime resident of the Freeport Area. Don was born in Vandergrift on June 16, 1935, a son of the late Winona (Drummond) and Olen Zack. He was the widower of Marilyn J. (Jack) Zack, who passed in 2015 after 59 years of marriage. Don was a 1953 graduate of Vandergrift High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an active member of the VFW, American Legion, and the American Legion Riders. After his service to his country, Don returned to Freeport, and took a position as a precision surface grinder with Oberg Manufacturing. Don and his wife moved to Maryland in 1985 and he retired from Honeywell Corporation in 2000. Don enjoyed motor cycle riding, hunting and fishing and following his grandchildren’s activities, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. One of his greatest joys was bagpiping at many venues including the White House. Don was the founder and the first coach of Freeport Area High School Hockey. He also was a hockey referee for over 15 years. Don was a former Sunday School Superintendent at Roger’s Chapel United Methodist Church, McVille, PA. Don was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Freeport. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. He is survived by his son, Donald (Sharyn) Zack of Buffalo Twp.; Two daughters, Lisa (David) Passeri, of Naples, FL and Tatia (Joshua) Marks, of Mt. Airy, MD. Don is also survived by his grandchildren; Davina & David Fusco, Beau & Kyrene Zack, Rebecca & Joseph Comstock, Brendon Zack, & great grandchild, Beau Tanner Zack. He also survived by seven step-grandchildren & eight step great-grand children. In addition to his parents and wife, Don is preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Magness, Sisters-in-law Wanda Stewart & Shirley Jack and Brother-in-Law Lloyd Jack. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Visitors will be limited to 25 at a time, social distancing will be maintained and all in attendance will be required to wear face masks in accordance with the PA state mandate. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Darlene Ryniec officiating. The burial will be held in McVille Union Cemetery in South Buffalo Twp... The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to The American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

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Angela Fusco
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020

Down By the Sea was sent by Angela Fusco.

Our deepest condolences. All our love Tony, Angela, Michael and Jessica Fusco


Pauline Emanuel
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Kay and I send our sympathy and thoughts to the family. Don was very special to us and Kay's best friend. He will be missed. ..

Butch and Janet Jack
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Sorry for you loss, you will be missed. He was a friend to everybody.

darlene j brucker
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Don and family,Deepest sympathy and prayer, Our thoughts are with you and your family.Darlene and Greg Brucker

Chuck Wolfe
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Donnie and Family, Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce (Jack) Shaner & Kimberly Carlisle
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Lisa, Donnie, Tatiana and families! Please know we are thinking of you and praying for strength to help you get thru this. Wish we would of been able to be there.

Jill (Waltenbaugh) Bacha
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Donnie,Tatia,Lisa and families, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a great guy and always so nice to me. It’s so hard to lose a parent, no matter how long you had them here to love and enjoy. I have no doubt he is reunited with your mom. You are all in my thoughts. Love, Jill

Jill (Waltenbaugh) Bacha
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Donnie,Tatia,Lisa and families, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a great guy and always so nice to me. It’s so hard to lose a parent, no matter how long you had them here to love and enjoy. I have no doubt he is reunited with your mom. You are all in my thoughts. Love, Jill

Charles Amadee
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Lisa and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's sudden passing. I always liked him. Your parents were such strong role models for us as kids. There were both great people, and I share your loss.

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