Marlborough – Chester W. Zakrzewski, 92, of Marlborough, formerly of North Falmouth and Newton Lower Falls, died Aug. 11, 2018 at his home.
Born in Abington, he was the son of the late Franciszek and Konstancia (Tamkum) Zakrzewski and the husband of the late Branislawa “Blanche” (Grybos) Zakrzewski, who died in 2017.
Mr. Zakrzewski began his active military service in 1944 with the 59th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, serving in the European Theatre. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart for his service.
A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, he was Vice President at GCA Corporation, David W. Mann Division.
Following his retirement and move to North Falmouth, he was active with the Falmouth Newcomer’s Club and Capers, played bridge and poker, as well as golf, and enjoyed bowling and social trips. He loved the family gatherings and was an avid Boston sports fan.
He is survived by his sons, Ted Zakrzewski and his wife Barbara of West Arlington, Vt., Bob Zakrzewski and his wife Mindy of Framingham, and Jay Zakrzewski and his wife Mary of Marlborough; his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Tilton and her husband Stephen, Lindsey Camilucci and her husband Drew, Bill, Dan, Alex and Lizzie Zakrzewski, Stephanie Fair and her husband David, Sarah McGaha and her husband Dave, and Nicky Zakrzewski; and his great-grandchildren, Jack Camilucci and Joshua Fair. He was also the brother of the late Edward and Frank Zakrzewski, Stasia Wolnet and Jean Balutis.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Aug. 17, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 148 Brook St., Wellesley.
Donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America (www.dav.org) or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave. #6, Waltham, MA 02451.