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John "Jack" M. Zavatsky

March 14, 1950 — August 5, 2021

John “Jack” Matthew Zavatsky, affectionately known as “Pappy” passed away peacefully at Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Syroid) Zavatsky; brother Joe Zavatsky; daughter, Jennifer Marie Zavatsky; father and mother-in-law, Robert Joseph Brown and Joan Ann Sharyk; and grandson, Nickolas Steven Green. He is survived by his wife of 49 years; Janice (Brown) Marie; daughter Melissa Joan (Derrick Smith), of Fuquay-Varina, NC; his sons, Jamie Matthew (Jen-A) Zavatsky, of Beaver, OH, and Mark Jason of Montrose, P.A; grandchildren Samantha, Stephanie, Corey, Amber, Austin, Devin, Dustin and Savannah; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene and Thomas Zavatsky; and lifelong friend, Ken Pecora.

Jack was born in Kingston, PA on March 14, 1950. He had a love for many things as he was a “Jack of all trades”. His love for music shined through as he was a natural born drummer who loved rock music since his teen years. His love for travel was known through his years as a truck and motorcycle driver. He was able to travel the entire U.S. with the exception of four states. Jack was also a crafty man who had a hobby of wood working to pass the time when he wasn’t tinkering around with fixing up vehicles. He had a great love for his family and friends. In 1977, he and his wife, Janice, joined the Jehovah Witness religion as Jehovah was a big part of his life. As a simple man he lived life to the fullest. A favorite quote of his that he will be remembered by is “Stay young, stay simple and refuse to grow up!”

To honor Jack’s wishes, there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Jehovah’s Witness Worldwide Work Program: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. Attn: Accounting, 900 Red Mills Road Wallkill, NY 12589-5200.

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