TUNKHANNOCK — Edward A. Zacharias, 82, of Tunkhannock, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock surrounded by loved ones.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Kukucka Zacharias.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1931, in Scranton, son of the late Julius and Theresa Zangardi Zacharias. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War, stationed in Germany where he patrolled the Russia border. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years and later was employed by Coon's construction as a mechanic. He was a member of the Dennis Strong American Legion Post.
He enjoyed working on trucks in his free time with his son and spent many Saturdays working on his brother-in-law's coal trucks. He loved Sunday afternoon rides with his wife and two sister-in-laws. He adored his granddaughter and touched the lives of all his nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his brother Matt Leggieri.
He is survived by his son Ed Jr. and daughter-in-law Robin, of Lemon; brother Tony Leggieri, of Highsville, Md., and sister Shirley Wikoski of Tunkhannock; granddaughter Taylor and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of Nativity B.V.M., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For directions or on line condolences please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.