Zachary Allan Marzbanian, age 32 of North Carolina and formerly of Lebanon, Connecticut passed away on October 4, 2019. He was born on June 16, 1987 in San Diego, CA. Zach was a graduate of Lyman High School in Lebanon where he was an exceptional member of the Lyman Bulldogs Baseball team, having once hit four home runs in a single game. In 2006 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served in the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC. His tours of duty included Afghanistan, Iraq and helping the earthquake victims in Haiti. Zach will best be remembered for his big heartedness and love for his friends and family. He would light up the room with his warmth and good nature. He never met a stranger – much like his Grandpa Al. He was especially caring and helpful with the older members of his family. He was heralded the family hero when he rescued his Aunt’s injured dog which had been lost for hours in the woods. “Auntie, we Marines have a saying, No one gets left behind”. Zach leaves behind many loving friends and family with his premature death and he will be sorely missed. He is survived by his mother, Mary Marzbanian, father, Andrew Marzbanian, his sister and best friend Stephanie Marzbanian, aunts Laura Ellgen, Stephanie Thomas and Virginia Claypoole, and uncles Richard Ellgen, Greg Thomas and William Claypoole, his cousins Anne Thomas, Allan Thomas, Lisa Marzbanian and Angela Jones, his brothers of the 1/9 and the LBC. He is predeceased by his grandparents Allan and Virginia Webb, Loretta and Steve Dzialo, aunts Susan Kohn and Sandra Chylinski and uncle Raymond Chylinski. Calling hours will be held at Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM, followed by a time of remembrance at 6 PM. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com. Zach was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to that organization in his name.
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675