Zachary R. Cadwalder, 6, of Scranton, died Monday evening at home surrounded by all those he loved and who deeply loved him.
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Born in Scranton on Aug. 1, 2006, he was the son of Christopher M. Sr. and Jennifer A. Washo Cadwalder, Scranton. For twenty months, Zachary fiercely battled his illness with courage and bravery. He had the heart of a true superhero. He was a member of St. Paul's Parish, Scranton, where he received First Holy Communion. He attended Robert Morris Elementary School, Green Ridge, with his good friend George and loved all his schoolmates. He enjoyed playing video games, especially Batman, his favorite superhero. Zach loved to play T-ball in the spring and soccer in the summer. He had the absolute best sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. His best friends were his brother and sister who were with him throughout his illness.
His family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, family and friends for all the love and support given to Zachary and them during his illness.
Also surviving are a brother, Christopher Jr. (Buddy); and a sister, Brittany, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Ann Washo, Scranton; his aunt, Lauren Washo and uncle, Robert Washo, whom he enjoyed spending time with every day; also his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Entrot, Scranton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Washo; and paternal grandfather, Richard Entrot.
A private memorial Mass will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Dept. of Pediatric Oncology for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), c/o 10 Center Drive, Bldg. 10, Room 1-5750, Bethesda, MD, 20892-1104.
Arrangements under the care of the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., Dunmore. To offer an online condolence, please visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com.
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on July 18, 2013