Stuart George Zacharias, 94, of Valley City passed into his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Stuart was born June 26, 1926 in Berea, Ohio to the late Wilmer and Winnie (nee Sauerbrei) Zacharias. The Zacharias family ancestry has ties to the Valley City area with the first Zacharias arrival building a log home in 1830’s.
Stuart was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and trustee for many years. Stuart also served as a school board member for 16 years at Buckeye Schools along with serving on the Liverpool Township Zoning Board of Appeals.
Stuart had purchased a tiling machine with his brother Howard to start Zacharias Bros to tile fields for area farmers. He then developed his business into Zacharias Excavating. Stuart served several area townships providing road maintenance for many years. In 1970, he started Zacharias Sawmill and woodshop. Stuart supplied hundreds of homes with custom made paneling and flooring along with sharing his love and talent by crafting beautiful clocks, and other furniture for family and friends.
He also enjoyed water sports sharing his beautiful lake with friends and family with weekly Sunday events held at his home.
Stuart will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife Donna (nee Brubaker) married 72 years, children -Diane (John) Johnson, Chris (Bill) Schnurr, Jim (Joan) Zacharias, Robert (Elizabeth) Zacharias and Bill (Lori) Zacharias. Grandfather of 15 and great grandfather of 13.
Brother of Charles (Fran) Zacharias and Sister-in-law, Wilma Hoermann (who was married to brother Howard) and brother-in-law, Larry Mitchell (who was married to sister Carol)
Preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Ralph (Joann) Zacharias and sister Carol Mitchell and grandson Benjamin Zacharias.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation hour Saturday, May 1, 2021. Visitation hour will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 followed by the Funeral Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church 1377 Lester Road, Valley City, Ohio. Pastor Dennis Murawski and Pastor Phillip Zielinski, co- officiating. Please respect the CDC requirements of facial masks and social distancing.
Burial: St. Paul Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers- The family suggests memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland Clinic or St. Paul Church.
The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Zacharias Family.