John Zachar 1929-2020

SHARON, Pa. — John Zachar, 91, went to be with his Lord Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2020. “The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.”

Mr. Zachar was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Sharon, one of six children to John and Mary Muha Zachar. A lifelong city resident, he graduated from Sharon High School in 1947.

For 38 years, John was employed by the Sharon Transformer Division of the Westinghouse Electric Corp.

John was a faithful, lifelong and active member of SS. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sharon, where he served as the Sunday school superintendent for 40 years. He also served as a church elder, a trustee, head usher, financial secretary, volunteered with the church food pantry and sang in the church choir. “To God be the Glory.”

John’s favorite hobby was picking mushrooms. He loved the outdoors and gardening. For many years, he served as a Little League manager and had a real love for children.

He is survived by a brother, Edward Zachar and his wife, Mildred of Niles. John had many nieces and nephews who were a beautiful part of his life. He was very thankful and proud of each and every one of them.

John especially wanted to thank, Gail, for her love and kindness, “my angel.” He loved his dog, Ginger, who was the love of his life.

John was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, John; a brother, Joseph Zachar and his wife, Irene; two sisters, Ann Zachar and Mildred Zipay; and a brother-in-law, George Zipay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 699 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.

There will be no calling hours. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral HomeandCrematory.com.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Jacob Deal, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage, Pa.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

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