Henry "Hank" ZAGAR

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Henry Albert "Hank" Zagar passed away in his sleep at home on March 20, 2014 at the age of 87.. Born October 28, 1926 in San Francisco General Hospital, he moved to Napa in 1935, and graduated from Napa Union High School. He joined the U.S. Army at 17 and served in Saipan, gaining the rank of Master Sargeant at the age of 18. Back in Napa, he attended college while working at Mare Island as a draftsman, then started his career with PG&E and moved to Santa Rosa. He was President of the Santa Rosa Exchange Club in 1965. In 1966 he moved to Cloverdale as the Manager for PG&E. While there, he held the office of President of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, was selected for Cloverdale Man of the Year, and he served on the Planning Commission. He returned to Santa Rosa in 1972 to become the Customer Service Supervisor and later the Customer Operations Manager for the Santa Rosa District. He was President of the Sonoma County Taxpayer's Association in 1984-86, President of West Santa Rosa Rotary Club in 1985, and he organized the start-up of the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club in 1986. He retired from PG&E in 1987 after 40 years of service. Hank and his wife Dotty enjoyed traveling, including a trip to sister city Cloverdale, British Columbia on behalf of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, and trips to both England and Amsterdam on behalf of Rotary International. In retirement, he and Dotty continued to travel and to enjoy their home in Santa Rosa. He was an avid supporter of Dotty's passion of quilting and of the many contributions made to the community through the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild. Hank loved working in his garden, puttering in the garage, working with wood, cooking, and catching his many limits of trout. Hank was the loving husband of the late Dorothy "Dotty" Zagar, father of Diane Gandara (David) of Napa, and brother of Frank Zagar of Napa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the .
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 22 to Mar. 24, 2014
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