Charles F. Zackman IV, lovingly known as Rick or Zack, passed away at the age of 63, in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Charles was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 15, 1956 to the late Charles F. Zackman III and Shirley Jones Zackman. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Anthony Cagno and nephew Stephen (Stevie) Cagno. He proudly retired from the Air Force in 1993 and worked in the casino industry for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Debra O’Neil Zackman; daughter Shirley and Christopher Lehner, of Sherrill New York; son Charles (Chaz) Zackman V (Remie), of Sylva; grandson he adored, Charles VI(Chase), also of Sylva; brothers, Kevin Zackman (Terri) of Bordentown, NJ, Cary Zackman and Dr. Christopher Radel of Interlaken, NJ; sister, Lisa Ditillo, of Stillwater, NJ, Lori Cagno, also of Stillwater NJ; brother-in-law, John O’Neil (Julie), Donald O’Neil (Mary), Peter O’Neil (Ginny); sister-in-law, Barbara Lepere (Edward); several nieces and nephews; his furry friend, Wubbs, and best friends, Andrew Merrick and Thomas Owl.
Zack traveled the world and when he got to Sylva, he knew he was home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 21, 2020 at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Sylva with Father Casey Coleman officiating.
The care of Mr. Zackman has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes.
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