We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hawthorne Funeral Home
Alois J Zach, age 59, of Unadilla, NY passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2022, in his home. Alois J Zach was born in Flushing, NY on July 5, 1963. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Toxicology from St. Johns University, and was the supervisor of a medical testing lab. Alois’ pride was that he was a self-taught musician and played in his band, Al Zach. When he wasn’t playing guitar he would write books. Alois was a published author with two novels, Megalonyx and Esmerelda. With his partner for over 20 years, Teri Cristofaro, they enjoyed a hobby farm with geese, ducks & chickens, and the country landscape of the Susquehanna River and mountains in the backyard. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Alois. He loved music and a good read. He was a kind soul and an animal lover. He will forever be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Alois J Zach is survived by his mother, Rosalia Zach (nee Stoicsits); two brothers Frank Zach and George Zach; his sister, Maryann Porobija, his partner, Terri Cristofaro; his two sister-in-law’s, Eleanor Zach and Lisa Zach, his brother-n-law, Harold Porobija; his nieces and nephews, Leora Zach Youssef, Elias Youssef, Stephen Porobija, Michael Porobija, George Zach, Nicholas Zach and Christina Zach, and his great-nephews, Benjamin Zach Youssef, Andrew Zach Youssef and William Zach Youssef.
Alois J Zach was loved and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept.15,2022 from 2:30 PM- 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. on Friday, 10:30 AM. Interment to follow.
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