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“I had the honor and privilege to serve with Collin and I am just learning of his passing. He was a great soldier and an even better young man. God...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Shawn Brasseaux - Houston, TX

“The North Royalton Alumni Association extends sincere condolences to the family. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Zak Family,My family and I offer deepest condolences. Knowing how proud you will always be of him as a person, a son, a husband, a soldier, I...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: John Pineda - Kirtland, OH

“Deepest sympathy Jen, Clay and family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the days ahead. May God Bless...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Schramm - North Royalton, OH

“Dear cousin Jenny Words cannot express the sorrow you must feel so sorry ...May God watch over you and your family at this difficult time ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mjo

“Jen,I am extremely saddened to hear of Collin's passing. Know you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Sandy Robinson ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: sandra robinson - Abu Dhabi

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Zak and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your son Collin, He was always a nice young man. Jeff & Sherry...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Sherry Keller - Parma, OH

“To Rita & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. The loss of one so young is heartbreaking. Prayers and condolences for you and your family. Lisa...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“We are beyond words after reading about this in the Sunday morning paper today. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Still remember...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Price Radford - OH

“To Clay, Jennifer and the Zak family,We are so deeply saddened to learn of your tragic loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies, prayers and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Jennifer and family,I am so sorry. Please accept my condolescences. May God send you his peace while you come to understand what happened...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: sherry petryszyn - North Royalton, OH

“My deepest sympathy to you and family. I'm so sorry you are going through this. My heart breaks for you but I also pray for solace. Much love, Craig...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Klinect - Mebane, NC

“I did not know Collin personally, but know his parents and sister. So so this loss happened to the Zak family. My heart goes out to you all. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Wayne Robinson - Strongsville, OH

“May your light continue to shine in the hearts and memories of those who hold you in their hearts forever. God bless you and keep you. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Smith - Fargo, ND

“Although I did not know you, my daughter Lauryn Lupo served with Collin in South Korea. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fly high soldier ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Lyons - Clinton twp, MI

“Deeply sorry for your loss. Collin made all around him smile and gave us all a positive perspective on life to live by. He was not only someone I...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Lauryn Lupo - Crestview, FL

“My heart aches for the loss of my cousin Jeni Geither Zak and her husband Clay Zak's son. May you and your family find peace from suffering and...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Stewart - Scottsdale, AZ

SGT. COLLIN JAMES ZAK age 23. U.S. Army, 1st. Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Carson, CO. Passed suddenly December 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Megan (nee Elizabeth). Cherished son of Clay and Jenifer (nee Geither). Dearest brother of Katie, Tyler and Cody Zak. Dearest grandson of Rita (late Clayton) Zak and Robert (late Donna) Geither. Nephew of Kevin (Kim) and Ken (Kyona) Zak, Carolyn Hartman (Jim), Susan Cordes (Jack), Sandra Clancy (Ed), Jeff Geither, Joe Geither (Kathy) and Michael Geither (Jaime). Cousin to many and friend of all he met. Mass of Christian burial at Saint Albert The Great Church Saturday, 6667 Wallings Road, North Royalton, Ohio Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11 AM . Interment Holy Cross Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Friends received Friday December 15, 2017 2-4 & 5-8 at The A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home, 18149 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights Ohio 44130 (West of I 71)