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John D. Zak 1941-2010 SHAFTSBURY John D. Zak, 69, a resident of Jack Cross Road in Shaftsbury died Monday December 20, 2010 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., following a brief illness. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio December 12, 1941. He was the son of the late John and Lillian (Trzaska) Zak. John received his education in Ohio. Following high school he joined the United States Navy where he served during Vietnam. He married the former Joanne Veverka on May 14, 1960 in Willoughby, Ohio. John was employed at Reliance Electric in Cleveland, Ohio and later worked at the Finch Pryn Paper Company in Glens Falls, New York as an electrical engineer prior to his retirement. John was a member of Saint Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Arlington. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. John's family members include his wife, Joanne Zak of Shaftsbury; their children, John P. Zak and Deborah Alford of Sandgate, Vt., Rick Zak and his wife Allison of Brimfield, MA, Greg Zak and his wife Merilyn of Manchester, Vt., and Amy Volpi and her husband Adam of Shaftsbury; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany and Madison Zak of Georgia, Jordan, Lindsey and Garret Zak of Brimfield, Mass., Callie Zak of Manchester; and Zachary and Brandon Volpi of Shaftsbury. He was pre-deceased by a brother David Zak. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Thursday December 23, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the family lot in the Center Shaftsbury Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT. If friends desire contributions in memory of John D. Zak may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 22, 2010
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