MAGNOLIA - Bill Zaccardelli, formerly of Magnolia, lost his battle with melanoma and passed away peacefully at home, with his loving wife by his side, on Dec. 12, 2013 in North Port, Fla. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, 1950. He was son of the late Mary Legg Zaccardelli and Richard Zaccardelli of Carl Junction, Mo. Bill worked for several construction companies in the Dover area as a general contractor before opening his own business, Zacc Inc. Construction. He retired last year so he could move to Florida where he could enjoy his lifelong passion for golf year round. Bill was a member of the Walter L. Fox, Post No, 2 of the American Legion, the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge #203, and Delvets Post 2. He took great pride in being a member of the Dover Elks Lodge #1903, and especially for building their outdoor pavilion, The "Zacc Shack", that has been named in his honor. Bill was known for his boisterous personality, and he was always there to help when you needed it. He was a very giving man, and his love of cooking led into him being responsible for the annual Elks Super Bowl party as well as their annual Bull Roast, where for many years where he would coordinate the cooking of the food and the drink for over 300 guests. In addition to his father, Bill is survived by his wife, Donna Watson, of North Port, Fla.; his brother, Mark Zaccardelli of Dover; his sister, Tammy Thomas and her husband Steve, of Carl Junction, Mo.; his daughters, Brandi Patterson of Dover, Nicole Zaccardelli-Gaillard of Hartly, and Ashli Zaccardelli-Duphilly and her husband Jason, of Smyrna; his son, Brock Zaccardelli and his wife Ellen; Step-daughters, Alison daCosta Lee and her husband Andy, of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Heather daCosta Barrett and her husband Robert, of Oak Park, Calif.; and 17 grandchildren who will miss their "Pop-Pop" and "Papa Z" very much. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, there will be visitation from 4 until 5:30 p.m. with a brief memorial service immediately following at 5:30, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elks National Foundation, C/O Dover Elks Lodge #1903 in his name.
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Published in NewsZapDE on Dec. 15, 2013