Gerald Zachewicz

NEW BERN - Gerald Zachewicz, 71, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

He was a member of Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, and had served in the US Navy and Coast Guard during the Vietnam era. He was also a member of New Bern VFW Post No. 2514, Craven Co. Extension and Community Association, New Bern Farmers Market, MS150 Committee, Nokomis Beach Drumming Club, Neuse River Council of the Boy Scouts, and had served on the Board of Directors of Coastal Women's Shelter.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy T. Zachewicz; one son, Brad Zachewicz and wife, Missy and their sons, Noah and Reece of New Bern; one daughter, Laura Ringheiser and husband, Paul and their sons, Heath and Miles of Vanceboro; two brothers, Charles "Smoke" Zachewicz and his wife, Denny of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Bruce Zachewicz and wife, Vickie of Enon Valley, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Tom Tray and wife, Diane of Beaver, Pa., and Richard Tray and with Beth of Lisbon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Edyth Zachewicz and his brother, Tom Zachewicz.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Sunday from 6–8 p.m. and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday, just prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, or Wounded Warriors.

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Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.

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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 8 to Mar. 11, 2014