Michael Zahaczewsky passed away suddenly on March 22, 2021 at the age of 74 of Berlin, NJ. Michael is survived by Genevieve Zahaczewsky. He was the devoted father of the late Dr. Michael L. Zahaczewsky, Natasha Melnychuk (Christopher) and Melissa Lampman (Bill), and the adoring grandfather to his fabulous 5 grandchildren Maggie, Billy, Daniel, Grace and Alexa. Brother of Jack Zahaczewsky (Joyce), John Zahaczewsky (Lynn), Mary Zahaczewsky, Stefanie Junfola and Peter Zahaczewsky (Bobbie).. Michael will also be sorely missed by his many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Michael was born in Salsburg, Austria and moved to the United States years later to live out the American dream, which he did. He grew up in Philadelphia with his five younger siblings, mother and father. Michael married, had 3 children and worked hard at Sunoco Chemical to provide for his family to make sure they had the best life. His hard work and love of family lives on through his children and grandchildren. His true passion and craftmanship showed through his woodwork making everything with extreme detail, including dollhouses which will keep his children and grandchildren smiling for generations. His heart was broken five years ago when he had to say goodbye to his son. He was never the same, but always smiled when he spent time with his five grandchildren who called him “Pop”. You could always find Pop sneaking candy, snacks and toys to each of the children, kind of like Santa. Michael loved to travel, visit a good restaurant, and visit any hiking trail with a beautiful view. He captured every moment as he always had a camera, his favorite subjects were his family. We are beyond thankful that every moment of our lives was captured. To say he will be missed is an understatement. His legacy will live on thru Natasha, Melissa and their children. We are certain that when he left this world, there was a father and son reunion that lit up the sky. “The leader of our band was tired and his eyes have grown old, but his blood runs thru our instruments and his song is in our soul. Our lives may be a poor attempt to imitate the man, but we are the living legacy to the leader of our band”.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday March 27th at 12 Noon at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 100 Willow Bend Rd., Marlton, NJ. Entombment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org