Obituaries

Stefan A. “Stef” Zackaravage

Stefan ZackaravageStefan A. “Stef” Zackaravage, 50, of 235 W. Mt. Vernon St., Shenandoah passed away Friday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson St., Pottsville after a lengthy illness.

Born in Hazleton, he is the son of Wanda (Beoris) Zackaravage of Shenandoah and the late Joseph Zackaravage.

He was a 1978 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School.

Stefan was self-employed, earlier he worked for RCA in Lancaster where he was an electronics technician.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah where he faithfully served as an altar boy for many years.

Stefan was an avid car enthusiast; he had great pride in his classic car, a 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing and rooting for his favorite football team, the Washington Redskins and his favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his loving wife, the former Patricia Holden to whom he was married 21 years on February 14; his cherished daughter who was his pride and joy, Lindsey Zackaravage, a student at Lock Haven University; his father-in-law and mother-in law, John and Ruth Holden of Shenandoah; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am in St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  There will be no calling hours on Tuesday evening.

The family prefers donations to Lindsey Zackaravage’s Educational Trust Account, c/o Sovereign Bank, 2 N. Main Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

1976 Monte Carlo

Stef’s 1976 Monte Carlo


Stefan A. “Stef” Zackaravage Has 9 Condolences Posted:

  1. Lorrie Mrozowski says:

    Patti & Lindsey, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are both strong and will go on,
    always remembering Stef in your hearts and keeping him alive in your memories.

  2. Susan Rhodes says:

    You in my prayers and GOD will carry you as long as you ask him.

  3. mary walker says:

    For people who love there will be tears of healing. Over time the sweetness of life rises above the sadness and we remember only the goodness with gentle smiles that come again.
    With warm thoughts and wonderful memories,
    Mary Walker

  4. Maggie & Frank Shustack says:

    Dearest Patty & Lindsey,
    We are deeply saddened over your loss of Stef. You all made a beautiful family because of your warm and loving hearts. I know your days ahead will truely be difficult. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers so you can find the strength you will need to carry this heavy burden. God and Stef will guide and lift you up when your burden weighs you down. May Stef rest in peace, and may your days offer compassion to your hearts.

    With loving hearts,
    Maggie & Frank

  5. Joe Hyduk says:

    Rest in Peace my friend. My sincerest condolences to all the family.

  6. SUSAN APONICK says:

    PATTI &LINDSEY TAKE HEART TIME WILL SOFTEN THE EDGES AND EASE YOUR BURDEN LOVE EDIE

  7. SUSAN APONICK says:

    IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE TAKENFROM US; BUT FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING YOU WERE A SPECIAL PART OF A WELL-LIVED LIFE. LOVE MOM & DAD

  8. SUSAN APONICK says:

    WHEN WORD’S BECOME MEANINGLESS;PLEASE KNOW;YOU ARE IN MY PRAYER’S AND EVER SO CLOSE TO MY HEART. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED STEF RIGHT FROM THE START . BUT REMEMBER I WILL ALWAY’S BE HERE FOR YOU AND LINDSEY.LOVE YOU BOTH SUE.

  9. ted and jenn walker and family says:

    Dear Patty, Lindsey and family,
    Thinking of you guys at this difficult time and sending prayers your way…
    Love to all,
    Ted, Jen and family