Jeffrey W. "Ziggy" Zara
Jeffrey W. “Ziggy” Zara, 48, of Bullhead City, AZ died on November 10, 2014 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was born January 24, 1966 in Springfield, IL.
Survivors include his parents, Vincent and Patricia Zara; siblings, Diane Zara, Vincent Zara II and Amy Swoboda; nephews, Ryan Santarelli (partner, Heather Weakley), Colten Lyons, Kyle Swoboda, Reese Swoboda and niece, Fallon Santarelli.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria O’Bryan; grandparents, Marion and Virginia Zara and William and Ruby Simmons; nephew, Aden Zara and his canine companion, Jake.
He was a HVAC Technician at the Golden Nugget Casino in Laughlin, NV. He belonged to the Re-organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, boating and automotive restorations. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale with a Bachelors’ Degree in computer engineering.
While a servant of the Lord his entire life, at an early age, Jeff became involved with missionary work at his home church here in Springfield, IL.
Jeff had an entrepreneurial mind and spirit which led him to exploring several ventures and experiments.
While people in our lives, come and go, Jake was truly a man’s best friend. For 16 years, since a pup, Jake was the child that Jeff never had. Friends and family recall Jake hanging onto Jeff during their many motorcycle rides, and are certain they are riding together again.
Memorial Gathering: 1:00- 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend John E. Nelson officiating.