Robert Zack
1959 - 2021
December 2, 1959
April 12, 2021
Robert J. Zack, 61

Rochdale - Our brother, Robert Zack, of Rochdale MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 12, 2021, he was 61 years old.

He was born in Worcester, MA son of the late, Alfred F. and Jane (Piasecki) Zack. He attended St Mary's grammar school and Doherty Memorial High School. After graduating from Quinsigamond CC, he worked in marketing for Millbrook Distributors, Gerber brothers and J Polep Distribution services for over 30 years, distributing promotional and marketing materials to the grocery and convenience store industry throughout New England.

Bob was always kind to others and put family first. He took care of our mother when she was sick and made her life as comfortable as possible. He did many things for our family without any fanfare.

Bob's home was his castle, he spent a lot of his spare time working in his yard and on his house. He made everyone feel welcome. A hard worker, Bob enjoyed his time off by spending time on Cape Cod during the summer and travelling to Florida, the Caribbean, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. He also enjoyed skiing and traveled to NH, VT and Utah to enjoy the slopes.

He is survived by 3 brothers, Michael and his wife Andrea of Mesquite NV, Paul and his wife Kathy of Oakham, MA, and Joseph of Worcester, MA; and uncle an aunt, Edward Piasecki and his wife Annie of Worcester; two nieces and two nephews along with eight grand nephews and nieces.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. His Funeral will be on Monday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home; followed by a procession to Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton for final interment services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, by visiting

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2021.
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I just found out about Bob's death May 12. I had called once since he died without knowing of his death. We walked often when we could but could not do so much this past year. I am going to deeply miss my friend and our talks and walks. My sympathies go out to all of his other friends and his relatives.
May 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy Joe to you and your entire family
Steven Martel
April 21, 2021
My wife and I were privileged to know Bob for 29 years. He was the meaning of the word friend. We had many good times together and he will truly be missed. Rest in peace our dear friend rest in peace. Anthony and Gail
Anthony and Gail Palazzolo
April 18, 2021
So sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was always a good guy. Enjoyed some good times growing up with Bob.
Keith Stolarek
April 18, 2021
My heart is broken. I have know Bobby (yes, he will always be Bobby to me) since 1985. We were just all part of a great friend group. We would all ski, camp, cruise, vacation, play cards, drink And hang out together. So many great memories that I’ll cherish forever. There is a void now that will never be filled
I’m sorry for your loss. Your brother was a great guy
Linda Hill
April 18, 2021
I am heartbroken and so very sorry to learn of the loss of Bob. I had the fortune to have known and worked with Bob for many years. He was a gentle soul who showed kindness to everyone he met. I will miss and always remember Bob for the love, friendship, and happiness that he shared with so many over the years. May he rest in peace.
Joe Normand
April 17, 2021
I will miss your friendship and sense of humor. I appreciated having you as one of my friends. May you rest in peace among God's loving embrace.
John Banach
April 16, 2021
I am deeply sorry for your loss.I knew Bob for over 15 years from working with him at Garber Brothers and J Polep Distribution.He was a kind person and always made everyone feel at ease .He was a good man and a good friend .This is a great loss and I will deeply miss him.
Michael Corcoran
April 16, 2021
Your friends at J Polep
April 15, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was a kind, gentle man with a great personality! I always enjoyed talking with him, because he was so down to earth and friendly. He'll be missed by everyone that knew him.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories you shared together. God bless!

Rest in Peace Bob!
Timothy Howell
April 15, 2021
So sorry for you loss. Great man who enjoyed life. Fly high with the angels..
Maureen Daigle
April 15, 2021