John Zabriskie

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John T. Zabriskie, 82, of Venice Florida died December 19, 2011 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion IL. He was surrounded by his Wife and Children. John was born in Amesbury, MA on June 28, 1929. He was the seventh of eight children to Albert C. Zabriskie and Helena M (Howard) Zabriskie. He married Mary W. (Billee Graham) Zabriskie on July 6, 1957. They had six Children: Albert W. (Susan) Zabriskie, John T. (Susan) Zabriskie, Jr., Marguerite H. Zabriskie, Sarah J. (Thomas) Nolan, Mary Zabriskie (David Hart), Christian G. (Vicky) Zabriskie. Also survived by his grandchildren: Marlene Zabriskie, John Hart, Patrick Hart, Molly Hart, Carter Nolan, Riley Nolan and Mayree Nolan. John was a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Class of 1952. He became a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army where he served in Korea as a Medical Supply Officer and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. He founded and was sole proprietor of Zabriskies Pharmacy in Amesbury and Salisbury, MA. He served as Precinct Representative, Member Board of Trustees for 10 years and served as Chairman of the Amesbury Hospital in Amesbury, MA., Member of the Amesbury Hospital Long-range Study Committee, Member and Past President of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association and was recipient of the Bowl of Hygia Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APHA). He was a member of the Century Club and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA. John moved to Venice, FL18 years ago and he was a member and ultimately Chairman of the Board of Governors for Bird Bay Village in Venice. He was a dedicated Volunteer (Angel) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. John was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM, Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center on Half Moon Drive in Venice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IC-Haiti, c/o Reverend Paul Berube at Immaculate Conception, 42 Green St, Newburyport, MA 01950. To share a memory visit

Published in The Amesbury News from Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2012