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annalexandria
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I am so sorry to have to let you all know that Zach passed away this week.  Yesterday was his 32nd birthday.  His wife has asked me to let you all know.  I am hoping to make it to his service this weekend, so I will print out your comments and take them for her.

I know you all share my sadness for Zach, and for his wife, and I know your thoughts and prayers will be appreciated.

AA

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devotion10
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Having lost my own husband to cancer this past year ... I know that there are simply no words to truly ease your sadness, pain, and loss. From reading his previous posts here, I know he was a young man of strong faith and I that this brought him, and likely you, tremendous comfort. Zach no longer has to suffer and he can now be at peace. 

Know that you can come here if you wish as there are many who still post. There is also a special surviving caregivers forum.  I am so glad that you will meet AA as she can also provide tremendous support and compassion.

Peace. ~ Cynthia

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marbleotis
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This is so sad to read and he was so so very young. My sympathy and condolances to Zach's wife.  You both fought a long hard battle.

He is at peace and free from this horrible cancer.

My prayers go out to you.

I just read through some of his posts again and his responses are always lovely and positive....tears are streaming down my face.  He is only 7 years older than my eldest child. 

 

UncleBuddy
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My sympathy goes out to his friends and family. He was too young. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort his loving family!

Lin

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Lovekitties
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My sincere condolances to Zach's wife and family.

May you find some comfort in the memories of Zach's time with you.

Marie who loves kitties

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janderson1964
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That is such devastating news. I feel so bad for his wife. I was widowed at 34 years old so I understand how hard it is at such a young. I always appreciated Zacks strong faith in God. I hope his faith remained strong and comforted him until the end.

ketziah35
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  I pray for his family.  May he rest In peace.

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johnnybegood
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truly be missed but i know he is in no more pain i always loved his screen name and someday we will all be together.my heart goes out to his family...Godbless...johnnybegood

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alexinlv
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This is so sad.  I'm praying for him and his family. 

UncleBuddy
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How is your son doing??

Lin

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devotion10
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a separate message for Alex because these comments are meant to be passed on to Zach's wife and family ... just a suggestion.

Peace. ~ Cynthia

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annalexandria
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and put them onto a card or display sheet of some kind to take with me, so no worries!

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devotion10
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He was so kind to inquire about Alex and her son and I knew that his inquiry would get lost here because the focus was on Zach.

Peace. ~ Cynthia

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herdizziness
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thank you for taking the time from your sorrow to let us know of Zach's passing, we so appreciate the consideration you have extended us during this difficult time.

Zach was always of good cheer and hope, we are better for having known him.  I can't imagine how hard it is for you to have to already say goodbye to him at such a young age.

Please know we feel such sorrow at his passing and extend to you our sincerest condolences, I am so sorry for your loss.

Winter Marie

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LivinginNH
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I am so very sorry to hear this news.  Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family,

Cynthia

Chelsea71
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Zach was a valued member of our CSN family and he will be greatly missed.  It is not easy to see your spouse suffer and be unable to do much to ease the pain other than to be there for them.  Time and good memories will eventually help ease your sorrow.  Thinking you and wishing for better days ahead for you.

Chelsea

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Trubrit
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I know where Zach is now, and he will be well taken care of, as he was here, with his lovely wife. 

Too young! Too, too young. 

God Bless!

rls67
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I know Zach is in a much better place where cancer doesn't exist. He was always such a uplifting and positive influence on us here. He will be missed.

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Annabelle41415
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So sorry of his passing.  He was such an inspiration on this board.  He is with God in Heaven and is no longer suffering here.  My sympathies to his wife and family.  May God be with you in such a troubling time and may you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is at peace.

Kim

Cathleen Mary
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I am so sorry to learn of Your beloved Zach's death. Zach brought such strength to his journey and to all on this forum.  He will be missed. Please know you are in my heart and prayer. I am grateful that Zach knew such love in his all to brief life.

Cathleen Mary

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geotina
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so sorry for your loss,  I, also, lost my husband to this disease.  May you find comfort in the difficult days ahead knowing that Zach tried as hard as he could to fight and stay with you.  It is truly heartbreaking.  The caregiver's job is a difficult path but one we travel so willingly with love, care and strength.   

With deepest sympathy = Tina

jen2012
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I am so sorry to hear of Zach's passing.   I felt drawn to him from his first post.  He always seemed like such a good guy.  Strong in his faith and strong in his love for his family.  I'm so sorry you had such a short time together.  

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Momof2plusteentwins
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So sad to hear of Zach's passing. I picture him with a big smile with his wife. Cancer is so cruel. May his family find peace and comfort knowing he is not suffering with this terrible disease.
Sandy

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thingy45
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so sorry to hear about Zachs passing. He fought hard and always had a kind and uplifting word for others.

my thoughts are for his wife and family. I wish you strengths in the days ahead.

marjan

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BusterBrown
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AA, thanks for posting this. Hard to read about Zack. I know he's in a better place, but sheesh, way too young!  Stories like these really make me appreciate everyday with my family. RIP Zach...

Buster...

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herdizziness
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thank you for posting this and taking the time to take along our condolences to his wife and family!

It is such a kindness you are doing!

Wintwr Marie

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Phil64
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Zach is with Jesus in heaven. And his purpose on this earth has been accomplished. My prayers are for Zach's wife and family and friends. May you forever hold onto the beautiful memories and may you carry on Zach's faith in Jesus.

Love and light to you during this time of sorrow.

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wolfen
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So very sorry to hear that our young friend Zach has been taken from us so soon. We appreciated his friendship, strength & wisdom during the time he was with us.

My condolences to his wife & family. Peace to you in your time of grief.

Wolfen

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Helen321
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I have been crying since I read this.  32.  I can't get over that.  For Zach and his family, I throw a rock at the universe.  There is no method to this madness.  I pray for them with all my heart and soul. 

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YoVita
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My condolences to Zach's family.  He was such a shining light on this board.  He had great faith - I know it helped him throughout his fight. 

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hippiechicks
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Thank you AA for posting this message.

Zach has been in my continued thoughts and prayers. 

My condolences to his wife and family.  

Fly with the angels dear Zach.

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Joy1216
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It's heartbreaking when someone so young dies from this awful disease.  My condolences to Zach's family.

Joy

danker
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It just isn't fair that we lost my friend Zach!!  My condolences to his family.

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Maxiecat
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I am so sorry... Keeping Zach's family in my thoughts and prayer... May he finally be at rest.

 

alex

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annalexandria
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I had to miss the memorial service. One of my daughters is having a lot of trouble with anxiety and we were in a bit of a crisis that weekend.  Since I couldn't go, I put this together for her, with all of the comments made here.  There were a lot of very nice things expressed about Zach, so I hope it brings her a little comfort.

Dang, don't know why it's sideways...oh well!  You get the idea.

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LivinginNH
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Very nice Ann, thank you so much for sharing our notes of condolences to his wife.  I'm sure that she can take some comfort in knowing that her husband was cared for by so many.

Cyn

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Trubrit
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You are so good to have put together this lovely little booklet.

I know how good it is when you hear wondeful things about your loved one. 

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devotion10
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thank you. ~ Cynthia

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herdizziness
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that was so nice that you did all that in order to send our condolences, THANK YOU so very much for doing that for us.

Winter Marie

Cathleen Mary
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Ann, thank you so much for doing this on behalf of all of us.  I hope your daughter is doing better.

Hugs,

CM

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