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Andrew "Butch" Joseph Zavatson
Date of Death: February 24, 2016
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South Chapel
1260 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, VA 22602
Thursday 3/3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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South Chapel
1260 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, VA 22602
Thursday 3/3, 1:00 pm
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Thursday 3/3

Andrew “Butch” Joseph Zavatson, 74, of Stephens City, Virginia, died on February 24, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Zavatson was born in 1941, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Andrew and Margaret Zavatson. He attended North Union High School as well as the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Mo, graduating …
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Marie Zavatson left a message on March 14, 2016:
My dear husband I miss you so much... I know you are at peace now and in Gods hands but that doesn't make it any easier.... We had 52 years together and had 4 wonderful children that we couldn't be more proud of and 7 wonderful , sweet grandchildren that we couldn't be more proud of... Hon I love you and I miss you so much ... Rest in peace my sweet man....
Kelly Cook left a message on March 10, 2016:
My dear Mr. Z....my heart is just broken that you are no longer here with us, but I know you are watching over all of us always and I will see you again one day. You will be missed by so many, and will forever be in our hearts. You were apart of my life for my entire life, and I will never ever forget you or the memories and laughs that we shared. You were truly family to me and to many. Such a genuinely good, big hearted person. We will always think of you.
Bernie Dingman and the Dingman family left a message on March 7, 2016:
He will be missed and our prayers and thoughts are with the family and if there is anything we can do to help let us know.
FENTON L. SIMPSON left a message on March 6, 2016:
LT. Z. sorry for your lose . I will be thinking of you in your sad times .
Betty Dodge left a message on March 3, 2016:
Lieutenant Z. So sorry to hear of your father's passing. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Betty Dodge, Company 4
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Monica Bronski left a message on March 1, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Butch from North Union and remember his smiling face. Did not realize he lived so close. May God rest his loving and healing hand upon all of you. Monica ( Roseck ) Bronski Waynesboro, Virginia
Bren Sharitz left a message on March 1, 2016:
Condolences to you and the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Matt Lightkep left a message on March 1, 2016:
It was sad to hear of Mr. Zavatson's passing. I'll always remember him a great guy from when I was a kid who could always make me laugh and was a great friend of our family. My condolences to the whole family.
David Chambers left a message on February 27, 2016:
I have so many great memories of my "Favorite Uncle" - Uncle Butch, it is hard to write them all down. I remember the firm hand shake, as my brother Scott noted, but also the way he always put his arm around me and treated me like a son. He always would whisper something funny in my ear. He told me, "you are my favorite nephew, at least amongst your brothers." That always made me laugh and then ask…"OK Uncle Butch, what do you want me to get you?" We would talk about NFL football, and he would ask my opinion on the surprise team for the upcoming season. Every year he reminded me that my surprise team pick from the year before was a miserable failure. "Hey Uncle, I actually think the Redskins are going to surprise some people in 2016." If I am wrong, rest assured, I expect an extra special note from heaven letting me know about it! To Aunt Marie, Tina, Tammy, Melissa and Joe: you have my deepest sympathy and please know I feel regret in not finding ways to stay in touch and visit, but nothing will ever take away the great memories of the time I was able to spend with my Favorite Uncle. When I get that note from heaven about my football pick, I will certainly smile, look to the sky and wish I could only find a way to send up a Thomas' pizza.
Marti Jenkins left a message on February 26, 2016:
I haven't seen Mr Z in 3 years but kept semi in touch via Facebook. You always think there's another day, another time, to pop in and visit for a minute. I regret that I won't have that chance now. As a nurse, there are a handful of patients who touch your heart, leave an impression on your life. Mr Z was one of those patients. My heartfelt condolences to Marie and the family.
Marti Jenkins left a message on February 26, 2016:
I haven't seen Mr Z in three years, but kept partially in touch via Facebook. As a nurse, there are a handful of patients who leave an impression on your heart, a certainty that "this one was special". Mr Z was one such patient for me, for us all, I'm sure. My heartfelt condolences to Marie and family.
Bill Lightkep left a message on February 26, 2016:
My condolences to Marie and family. Remember many good times and good food during our days in Sterling. A good friend and a wonderful man!!
Sherri Clem & Tony Stonebreaker left a message on February 26, 2016:
Mr Z will be greatly missed! He became a very special person in my life, I am so greatful to have fond memories.
Scott chambers left a message on February 26, 2016:
I was so sad to hear the passing of my "Uncle Butch". I've had many fond memories over the years. Some of them included our visits to Virginia when we were much younger. He always had a way to just make me laugh. Some of the things we used to say "I'm hungry" but Scott you just are, yeah but that was 5 minutes ago". Another was " jeat yet? No joo? Aight!" I'll mis his overly strong hand shakes and him constantly asking me if I have any kids yet. We used to tease each other about nascar because my company sponsored Kyle bush and I think his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. Anyways, over the years we couldn't visit as much as we would have liked as our lives got very busy. I did get married and finally had a son. I bet he would have gotten a big kick out of Caleb. We'll miss you "uncle butch". I know now that there is no more pain and that you're in a much better place.
Andrew left a message on February 25, 2016:
We all reflect on our memories of a very kind and generous man. His amiability and congeniality defined his character along with his appetite to make people smile. He was the king of one-liners and ridiculous jokes. My childhood would never have been the same without the man I’ve known for nearly 40 years. In fact, several of us grew up at 205 West Maple Ave. As the memories pour in, I smirk in disbelief. Hearing him yell “Hey Dude” will always echo in my mind. Countless tears will fall as we gather together remembering his life, but we all owe him a few laughs as well. That is what he would want. Some of us know that he will be a little upset facing up according to one of his epigrams. The next time everyone hears the roar of thunder in the sky, either he is making everyone laugh in heaven or his famous spicy chili was just a little too much for his new buddy St. Peter. Hey Mr. Z, “Lord have mercy”
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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