John "Johnny Zack" Zakrzewski
1949 - 2021
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John 'Johnny Zack' Zakrzewski Truly one of a kind John J. Zakrzewski, 71, ended his struggle with Lewy Body Dementia on June 9, 2021, with his family by his side & his friends in his heart. Mr. Zakrzewski was born September 6, 1949, in Staten Island, and grew up in New Brighton. John, an athlete, was a graduate of Curtis High School. After high school, he continued to play sports, coach, & umpire. He enjoyed being a member of the Crystal Forum Social Club too. He worked as a foreman for United States Gypsum Corporation, retiring after 35 years. Funny, easy-going, kind, caring, honest, competent, athletic, hard-working, dedicated and empathetic are all words that described "Zack." For these qualities, and many others, he was loved and will be remembered by those who knew him. For those that didn't know him, we're sorry you missed that opportunity - because he was truly one of a kind! John enjoyed golfing, tailgating before football games, watching the Yankees, rooting for the Jets (as a season ticket holder), and going "down the shore" each summer. But mostly, "Zack" just loved spending time with friends & family, especially his grandsons. Of all the things he accomplished in life, he was most proud of his family – boasting about them whenever he saw the opportunity. The memories he made, with those he loved, will undoubtedly last them a lifetime. He is survived by his wife of 43+ years, Peggy (Margaret Sullivan), his daughters Karen Zakrzewski (Charles W. Hofstetter) and Jill Zakrzewski, his two grandsons, Aiden and Charles, his sisters Carol (Torrone/Ferrer) and Maureen (Rohrig), and his nieces and nephew. Friends & family will be received at Harmon's Funeral Home on Friday, June 11th from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. A final celebration "Zack's" life will be held at Harmon's Funeral Home on Saturday, June 12th at 10am. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 442-5056

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Published in Staten Island Advance from Jun. 10 to Jun. 11, 2021.
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June 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Joanne Beyar Bennetti
Neighbor
June 12, 2021
My deepest condolences. My brother Jamie was his friend at the Chrystal Forum (Zack gave him the nickname “Big Motts”). He was always a cheerful happy guy. I remember him blasting Rock ‘n Roll radio from his big car.
June 12, 2021
My cousin was such a wonderful man, always a kind word and a great story to share. Our deepest sympathy and love to his beautiful family. Love, Lori Harris Ruzich
lori ruzich
Family
June 11, 2021
I spent many many Sundays as a kid in the late 50s with my “ cousins” the Zacks’sAunt Margie, Uncle Johnny, Maureen, Carole and the funny,mischievous “ Johnny Zack”we sat on those steps on Tyson Street my Sister “ Ronnie” and Me with cokes, and potatoe chips and Johnny..while my parents were upstairs ,or next door visiting. He was happy, funny,didn’t tease you TOO much, just a great kidI left SI in the early 70s and really never went back. My sister reads the advance online and told me today..R.I.P. Johnny and my condolences to all the “ Zacks”..Johnnys children and GrandchildrenIt’s been over 60 yrs but I’ll never forget the fun we always had on Tyson St.
Darlene Clark
Family
June 11, 2021
I’m very sorry to have to say goodbye to my good friend and my neighbor Johnny Zack every time I watch the Jets I think of you rest in peace my friendlove Larry McGurk


Larry McGurk
Friend
June 11, 2021
My condolences to the family. I grew up with Zak and spent many days in Walker Park, Clove Lakes and P.S 45, playing ball and always having a great time. Have a wonderful journey my friend.
Kevin Blaine
Kevin Blaine
Friend
June 11, 2021
Zack success in life despite being "cut" 8 times by coach Bert at Curtis.....baseball and basketball.....never knew of anybody who didn't enjoy ZACK and his wit , attitude, company, and his strong will......I will miss him forever.....
Bob (KO) Kozlowski &Michelle


God has a great ump to end disputes up there......
Bobby (KO) Kozlowski
Friend
June 11, 2021
RIP Zack!You will be missed and truly were one of the good guys! God bless you and your family!
Richard Lawless
Friend
June 11, 2021
So sorry to hear. Larger than life and a wonderful guy.
Paul Smith
June 11, 2021
I always enjoyed meeting up with him at Jet games.A truly great man.RIP
Martin J Holder Jr
Friend
June 10, 2021
played a lot of softball with “zack” back in the 60’s at ps 40 school yard.
he was a good player and a good person always genuine.
Condolences to his family.Another “new Brighton original” gone
But always remembered.
Stan Solheim ,alumni of the 1960’s mcalarney/ps40 “crew”
Stan solheim
Acquaintance
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