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« on: January 18, 2017, 07:25:58 PM »

I have the worst news. I heard from his sister today that Zach passed away on Sunday. Zach was able to share laughs and memories with family up until he succumbed.  I will pass on more information as far as service/memorial info if I hear any.

Zach was a good one, he gave this F--king kidney disease a hell of a fight. Good on ya Zach, rest in peace.








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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 07:34:42 PM »

Dear sweet Zach. A real gentlemen and a true friend. I am sad and filled with grief.
 :'( :'( :'(
Love you always and forever  :-*
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 07:49:02 PM »

RIP ZACH
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 08:05:03 PM »

So very sad.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 08:19:51 PM »

Such an inspiration and a lovely man.  He will be missed.

Rest in our Lord's arms Zach.  You are home now.            :-* 
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 09:13:15 PM »

I'm sure his work on a documentary about orphaned kids helped them. Zach's work left the world a better place for some. May God bless and keep his friends and family.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 09:58:14 PM »

Zach, a real gentleman. Left too soon. He was amazingly generous with his time and experience. May he find peace.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 10:18:50 PM »

For a man who gave so much, he will surely be missed, the light he cast in the dismal world of ESRD still shines and as long as this site lives Zach kindness, and guidance will live on.  From Epoman through Zach the many wonderful people who built and contribute to this site have provided a beacon of hope and knowledge and a sense of community that helps all in the Battle with ESRD. I know I would not have done so well with dialysis without this place and Zach contributed greatly to the experience i had on this site.  I hope he got the special place in heaven he so richly deserved.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 11:45:21 PM »

I rarely read this forum anymore (my daughter is post-transplant and doing well) and I saw the news about Zach on the facebook page. So sorry to hear it. He was a big inspiration and source of hope for me, reading about his work and life on dialysis, and seeing his optimism and sense of humor. There aren't many like him, and he'll be missed.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 02:23:37 AM »

Rest in peace now Zach, will miss you forever

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1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 05:33:55 AM »


I've no words.   Only sadness.   This came far too soon.  Zach still had so much to contribute to this World.

Alas, It is not our will, but His will be done.

Bless you Zach, you are now with our Maker.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 06:32:13 AM »

It makes me very sad and I am shocked to read this about Zach and he will continue to be my great inspiration in how to survive dialysis-treatments as best as is possible with good humour, a good diet and by continued studying about the ingredients/vitamins/potassium etc. in each food, vegetable meal, fruit etc. and ... how to continue life as best as is possible despite kidney failure and the onset of needing dialysis-treatments. Zach certainly continues to be a great inspiration to me.
RIP Zach and many thanks for being such a great inspiration and assistance on IHD.
I shall miss you a lot,
Kristina :grouphug;
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 06:55:09 AM »

RIP Zach. You have those of us starting out hope for longevity. God Bless you.0
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 07:08:59 AM »

... adding to my thoughts above I would like to add that Zach showed us by his good example, that Dialysis is certainly "not the end" but "only" the beginning of an adaptable new life-style ...
RIP Zach and many thanks again from
Kristina :grouphug;
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Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 07:41:18 AM »

Such a very great loss.  R.I.P. Zach.  You will be missed.
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2017, 07:49:55 AM »

I'm so very sorry to hear this. I was checking daily and hoping for good news and instead, this. May he rest in peace and his family and friends know that his wisdom, openness, and kindness impacted many. He made a difference and will be missed.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2017, 12:46:49 PM »

Such sad news.  Heartbroken.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2017, 02:30:59 PM »

The world's supply of true gentlemen has just got a bit smaller...

May your gentle soul rest in peace, Zach....

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2017, 03:42:29 PM »

RIP Zach.  What a terrific guy.  A loss for all of us.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 02:40:12 PM »

I'm sure his work on a documentary about orphaned kids helped them. Zach's work left the world a better place for some. May God bless and keep his friends and family.

How true, Prime Timer!!!

Okarol, thanks for posting those photos!

I've been thinking about Zach all day; I can't get it out of my mind.  I'm sorely distressed.
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2017, 02:52:47 PM »

I am so sad to read about this. I first "met" Zach in 2006, not long after this site was created. He was definitely inspiring and I remember when he finally made the decision to get on the transplant list. He not only lived while on dialysis; he thrived. The world will miss you Zach. :'(
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2017, 04:03:26 PM »

             
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We are, one and all, candle flames while on earth,
Each contribute in ways known best to them,
Some loud, some quite, some with flair, some with simple just do it,
like Sinatra, some just do it their way
hats off to you Zack,
You did it your way
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A wise man once said, "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2017, 07:49:35 PM »

For those who may not be familiar with Zach, you can go to his profile here and then click on "Show Posts" to get to know him.
http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=283
Zach did in-center hemodialysis for 34 years and joined IHD in August 2006.
He is "famous" here for Zach's Chunky Chili recipe, renal friendly, of course. http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=11916.0

Some people seem like they will live forever. I thought that of Zach.
Never to be forgotten.  :-*
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Admin for IHateDialysis 2008 - 2014, retired.
Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »

Some people seem like they will live forever. I thought that of Zach.

You know, okarol, you're right.






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"Eggs are so inadequate, don't you think?  I mean, they ought to be able to become anything, but instead you always get a chicken.  Or a duck.  Or whatever they're programmed to be.  You never get anything interesting, like regret, or the middle of last week."
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 11:00:40 AM »

... I would like to read more about Zach and his work and perhaps have a chance to see one of his films one day ?
Many thanks from Kristina. :grouphug;
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Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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