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9620 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: (718) 238-3600
Fax: (718) 238-4048
James Zacharakos

James Zacharakos

Thursday, March 9th, 1944 - Friday, January 11th, 2019
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James Zacharakos

James was a very hardworking, honest, generous man who never forgot where he came from. He was born in Greece and came to the United States at the age of 3. He never forgot how his life advanced by the help of others so whenever he could, he helped others advance their lives, he didn’t hesitate to help and he helped many people. He wasn’t an easy man and most things had to be done his way but he was honest to a fault and his word meant everything to him. If he shook your hand and agreed to something - you didn’t need it in writing because he never broke his word. He was a fierce protector of all those he loved. He worked his whole life to provide a wonderful life for his wife of 58 years, Helen and his three kids - Gus, Paula and AnnMarie. He was a proud father in law to Robert and stylianos but He was an even prouder grandfather to Andriana, James, Spiro, Eleni, Alexa and Jamie. He instilled good work ethic and values in not only his children but anyone who was lucky enough to be around him. Any decision he made - his family was always his main focus and he made sure his parents were never far from him and included in his plans. He loved and protected is brother, Louie, until he passed at home surrounded by family 26 years ago. When his father passed away and his mom needed extra care - both he and his wife didn’t hesitate to move her in with them and care for her until her passing. I don’t believe a kinder, more honest man could be found. James has been returned to the loving arms of his parents and brother and has been reunited with two of his closest friends, Marvin and Lou, who both embraced him and loved him for more than 50 years here on earth. Do not be sad for him, remember the strong man, who put the most into everything he did and expected the same from those around him
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    8401 Ridge Boulevard
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    500 25th Street
    BROOKLYN, NY 11232
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Tony Lomanto

Posted at 02:03pm
The Executive Board and members of the NYC Retired Transit Police Officers Association offers our sincere condolences and sympathies to Helen and the Zacharakos family. Jimmy was a veteran of the Transit Police and will be remembered by many of his fellow officers, especially those who worked with him in the Coney Island District 34. Rest in Peace, brother.
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Marguerite and Roy Davison

Posted at 07:46pm
A friend. A kind and good man.
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Les Jacobsen

Posted at 07:10pm
Paula and family, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. It sounds like he was a wonderful family man with integrity, so, remember all the wonderful things he did, and remember him with fondness and joy as you all go forward in your lives. Sincerely, Les Jacobsen

Posted at 06:03pm
With sincere condolences for your loss. May his memory be eternal. Christine and David Crockett

Laura Contus Runco

Posted at 09:34am
With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you always remember his love for you never dies. Laura, Christine & Michele Runco
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