( May 30, 1929 – May 24, 2019 )
It is with deep sadness we must report the passing of Nicholas Zacchei of Delran, NJ at Penn Presbyterian Cardio Hospital Philadelphia on Friday, May 24. Born to Pasquale and Josephine Zacchei May 30, 1929 in Beverly, New Jersey. He was 89 years old at the time of his passing. He was preceded in passing by his two sisters, Elizabeth Zacchei Damiani and Philomena Zacchei Kee. He was surrounded by his family who shared stories and tears. Nick served well and faithfully as an education, military, industrial, and community leader. Nick taught industrial instrumentation at Dobbins Trade School in Philadelphia, PA for 25 years. He worked as a chemical instrumentation engineer in Florence, NJ and Bristol, PA during the same time. He served honorably as an officer and transportation expert for 30 years in the New Jersey Army National Guard. He retired in the rank of Major after many deployments for our country. His lifelong passions were his church St. Peter’s in Riverside, NJ where he still served as an usher and service in the Knights of Columbus. He served as the Grand Knight of the Riverside chapter. Nick also operated the very successful annual Knights of Columbus golf tournament fund raiser for 25 years. Nick is survived by his wife of 65 years Shirley Gilbert Zacchei. He is also survived by four daughters; Debra Schaller (Richard), Marcia Osiecki (Joseph), Lisa Griffith (Joseph) and Brenda McDermott Sutter (David). He leaves seven grandchildren; Gretchen Schaller Behar (Daniel), Nicole Schaller, Joseph Osiecki, Regina Osiecki, Monica Griffith, Kelley Sutter Roi (David) and David Sutter (Jaclyn). He leaves six great grandchildren; David Roi, Georgia Roi, Ellis Sutter, Charles Sutter, Eva Sophia Behar and Daniel Behar. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM at Sweeney Funeral Home in Riverside, NJ, and Wednesday 9:00-10:30 AM followed by his Funeral Mass 11 AM at St. Peter’s Church. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.