- 74 years old
- Date of birth: May 1st, 1941
- Place of birth:
Concord, California, United States
- Date of passing: November 4th, 2015
- Place of passing:
San Jose, California, United States
Dear Friends and Family
A mass will be held for Myron Zaccheo at 11:00 AM on November 17, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on San Felipe Road in San Jose.
Immediately following, everyone is welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at Silver Creek Country Club (5460 Country Club Parkway, San Jose, CA 95123
Sadly last week we lost a great man. He was a true civil servant working as a police officer in the early part of his career & then as a high school teacher & coach. It was impossible to go anywhere with Myron without someone calling his name. He deeply respected the individual & always made people feel comfortable, welcome & important. He was the patriarch of our family. Miss you brother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in their time of great loss and grief. We will miss you Myron.
Mel,Joyce,Steve,Rebecca,Jim and Lynee Taormino
I am so sorry. My thoughts are with the entire family at this time of loss and grief. I will always remember Myron for all of his hard work and wonderful smile. He was such a great man and I will miss him.
Such a wonderful man and a great teacher, he touched many young lives with stern compassion and caring for his students. He built us up as individuals with a grounded understanding that we were not invincible but could still accomplish fantastic things if we would only commit to learn from our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions. Thank you Mr.Z.
One of the most influential teachers I had at Pioneer High School. His smile brightened up the day. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Myron, the father of one of my oldest friends Julie, was always so kind to me. Always asking about the teams I coached and supportive of what I did. I have always thought what a great father he was and how lucky the Zaccheo's were to have him in their lives. May he always shine down on your beautiful family.
It was an honor to spend time with you at the Kaiser facility. Jackie and I will continue to pray for your family.
What can I say to the man that was my Drivers Ed Teacher and Football coach . He was one of the last Great teachers High School has ever known. Many of the lessons I learned on the Foorball field I take with me to this day . Taught you responsibility and accountability for your actions . Your going to be missed Coach "Z"
To a Great man, teacher, coach, husband, father, I remember Myron back in the judo days when he used to teach me how to catch and carry a football at the judo gym and later was competing against his high school team! Nothing but respect and great memories. A great man lost. Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers..
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Zaccheo family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Z. So sorry for your loss. He will
I still remember my first days as a drama teacher at Pioneer. I was scared, nervous and doubting my career choice. But, every time he saw me, Mr. Zaccheo made sure to stop whatever he was doing and take a few minutes to encourage and motivate me. He constantly reminded me that I was doing something good, something worthwhile, something very, very important. I will always be grateful to him
Many fond memories stemming from Campbell little league but even more straight from the "hood". Bless your family. Our thought are with you!!
Well before the concept of it takes a village to raise a child, Myron & Carol were actively helping to raise many of us. Lisa was none too happy when Myron let me drive her future car (she did not yet have her license). I remember how great it felt that he trusted me with the car, but more importantly his daughter riding in the passenger seat. We cherish Myron’s impact.
No words can express the pain of your family's loss however, the memories you and your family have built with him will fill your hearts in the future. I am amazed at the strength and determination Myron displayed during his battle. The love, support, and bond this family shares will continue to grow because of the solid foundation he helped to build. Rest in peace!
Although we had so much time with you Dad it still never prepares us for the huge void that you've left in our hearts. You taught me to be good person, treat everyone with respect no matter what. I do what I do today because of you..you were my inspiration and I couldn't have had a better dad/coach. You will always remain a Class Act in my eyes...I miss and love you dad forever.
Rest in peace coach. You touched many lives. You live on inside all our hearts.
Myron was the best person I've ever known. We met in the first grade and have been best friends ever since. I will miss him so much. I could talk forever about him but I will say he was the best person at everything he ever did and so many people know this.
Myron and his family are a huge part of my most cherished memories growing up and I am so happy that my girls were able to know him. He was a great man, great mentor to many and a great friend to my dad. We will miss you. Love you My!
Very sorry to hear about Coach Z's passing. Our family knew him as a great police officer, coach, husband and dad. He'll be missed by all, but not forgotten. We're thinking of Jimmy and the entire Z family.
Myron was my Godfather and my dad's best friend for over 65 years. I fondly remember our "traditional" family spring break vacations each year in Lake Tahoe, countless parties & gathers over the past 30 years. It was a blessing & a privilege to be his Godson. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May you find peace in the love you shared & memories that will live with you forever.
Myron, I could not be more proud to be your brother. Your generosity and love added more to my life than words can begin to express. You were my brother and best friend from day one. I don't know how to begin to thank you.
Myron was the bravest fighter I have ever known. He was strong and fought the fight of his life for family. In fact, it was all for you Zaccheo clan! His love and strength was and always will be inspiring. You are a blessed bunch. In the words of another fighter that reminds me of Myron, Michael J Fox: "Family is not an important thing. It's everything!".
Coach Zaccheo had such a positive impact on my life as he did to so many others. I played for him, coached under him, and always thought of him as a major mentor in my life. Simply put, Coach Z was an outstanding coach and a great man and it was truly an honor to play for him and learn from him. I will miss Coach Z greatly! The life lessons he taught me will forever exist within me!
One attribute about my first cousin Myron was his ability to be focused on you and your life when we would be together. He was a committed husband and father. He and Carol did a great job raising their three children. At age 6, he was my hero because he set the neighborhood bully in his place when My visited us in Monterey for the holidays. Thanks to Jesus, I know you are in heaven.
Tomorrow is the 11:00am Service for Myron.
Reminder and Update
My father-in-law's memorial service is at 11:00am tomorrow at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on 5111 San Felipe Road in San Jose.
Immediately following, everyone is welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at Silver Creek Country Club (5460 Country Club Parkway, San Jose, CA 95123).
Myron will be remembered fondly by so many as a teacher, mentor, coach, and friend to everyone who had the privledge to know him. He had a strong moral constitution and stood strong in his beliefs. You will be missed but the memories will live in our hearts forever. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. RIP Myron, you did an excellent job during your 74 years on this earth.
Myron, thank you for teaching me the lessons that have guided my teaching, my coaching and my life since 1980 when you came to Gunderson HS as a teacher and football coach. You are one of the reasons that I chose teaching and coaching as a profession. I wanted to do for others what you had done for me. Your passion for coaching and for life will live with me forever. Love you Coach!
Myron today I will thinking about you all day. You were the best friend in the world. Love you and miss you so much. Rosemary loves and misses you also.
Myron and entire family, thinking of you today and always!
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