Barbara L. Zavack

Barbara L. Zavack

December 18, 1953 ~ June 20, 2020

Date of Service:
July 01, 2020


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Barbara L. Zavack, age 66, of Vero Beach, passed away, Saturday, June 20, 2020.

She was born in Amityville, New York and lived in Merrick, New York, prior to moving to Vero Beach.

Barbara was a graduate of Uniondale High School, Class of 1972.

She was a member of Curé of ARS Roman Catholic Church in Merrick.

Barbara was a Treasurer of the Merrick/North Merrick Little League Association, Co-Chaired the Food Drive, Gift-Wrap Fundraiser and Toys for Tots sponsored by the Merrick Chapter of Kiwanis.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Zavack; son, Scott (Danielle) Zavack; daughter, Karen (Gary) Hodge; sister, Sue Coll; brother, William Coll; five grandchildren and six grand-pets.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, William and Lorraine Coll.

The family will greet friends from 5 -6 p.m., Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. A Prayer Service and Celebration of Life will follow at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering, 1275 York, Ave., New York, NY, 10065, or 866-815-9501.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

“In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart you hold a place

That no one will ever fill.

It breaks my heart to lose you

But you didn’t go alone

For part of me went with you

The day God called you home.

I didn’t see this coming

It hit us all by surprise

And when you left for heaven

A small part of me died.

Overwhelmed with so many emotions

Knowing you have found peace at last

If love alone could have saved you

You never would have passed.

Your smile could brighten anyone’s day

No matter what they were going through

And every day for the rest of my life

I’ll be missing you.”

Date of Service:
July 01, 2020


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Christopher Swords - cousin in law (?)

June 24, 2020, 3:09 pm

Dear Peter, Scott, and Karen : Our sincerest condolences upon the passing of Barbara, you loving wife and mother. Although we haven’t seen you in years, we have fond and pleasant memories of you both as a joyful and loving couple. I am sure you have many fond memories to share with your family, and find support and strength from their presence with you. Sincerely, Chris & Stacy Swords

Owen family - friends

June 30, 2020, 11:38 pm

Dearest Karen, Pete, Gary, and family- We are deeply sorry that you have lost your precious mother and wife, and cannot imagine the depth of grief that each of you are experiencing over this. Our prayers are that God’s perfect peace will encompass your hearts and comfort you as you get through each passing day without such a treasured part of your family. We love you, and are here for anything you may need now, and always. Sincerely, Bobby and Theresa

Kathy Brayton - Friend

July 1, 2020, 5:53 pm

Dear Pete, Karen, Gary, Ollie and family, We would never have felt ready to say good-bye to someone as special as Barbara, but this timing feels especially tough as well as far too abrupt. Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead, and want you to know that we care about you, and share in your sadness. We sincerely offer anything you need. Sincerely, Kathy and Marc

Cathy Kolen - cousin

July 1, 2020, 11:04 pm

Cathy Kolen- cousin Dear Karen and family and of course her husband, and children and grand children, I have not seen Barbara since we were kids at our grandmothers house in Hempstead, NY, and just the past year have been in contact with her through Facebook. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother and friend, as it was a total surprise to hear of her passing. I am sorry I could not attend the celebration of life, as I have never used Zoom before and could not get into the virtual service. ( not too computer literate, either). Wishing the entire family my sincerest thoughts, and prayers as you go through this difficult time. They say time heals all, but memories will always be with us and at this time let it be only the good memories that stay with all of us. God Bless ! Sincerely, Cathy Kolen. If I could get a prayer card it would be appreciated. thank you!

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