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Steven "Zack" Sochor, 21, of Sherman, CT, passed away September 7, 2012 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he was cared for by a superb and loving team of doctors, nurses and technicians. He was a two-time cancer survivor. Zack is the beloved son of Steven and Zoe Sochor, brother of Sophia Sochor, grandson of Joseph and Vivian Tolone of Syracuse, NY and Ouida and Edwin (deceased) Sochor of Summerville, SC. He is also survived and adored by his uncle Tom (Bonnie) Sochor of New Milford, CT, his aunts Orrine (Steve) Kolodziey and Jo Ann (David) Mondo of Syracuse, NY and loving cousins in CT, NY and SC. Zack will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and teachers, to all of whom he has left the gift of his life, his light and his infectious smile. A talented artist and poet, Zack attended Colby Sawyer College in NH. His greatest passion was snowboarding, which he also taught. Always last off the mountain, he designed and manufactured his Park Rat snowboard, sold on www.beeasyboards.com. an online board company he co-founded. Zack's easy spirit will never be forgotten. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 5-8 PM at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Rt. 37 Center, Sherman, CT, where there also will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 14, at 11 AM. Zack will be buried in Coburn Cemetery on Leach Hollow Road in Sherman. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support pediatric cancer research, in memory of Zack Sochor, to: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065, attn: Susanne Hershowitz, Dept. of Pediatrics, Box 139. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT
Published in News Times on Sept. 11, 2012