Zachary Ezbiansky Pavese 2011 - 2016

Obituary of Zachary Pavese

Zachary Ezbiansky Pavese Dies at The Sad Age of 4

Zachary Ezbiansky Pavese died June 29th, 2016 at New York University Hospital. Zachary had just started treatment for leukemia and due to his weakened immune system was hospitalized in critical condition for septic shock on June 22nd, 2016. After almost 8 days of fighting a difficult battle for his life, the battle proved unwinnable. He died peacefully by his mother and father’s side that evening. Zachary was 4 years old, just missing his 5th birthday. Zachary was born in Manhattan at Mt. Sinai Hospital on August 11, 2011. He was the third son of Karin Ezbiansky Pavese and Marc Pavese.

Although Zachary’s life was short he did experience life. He traveled to the west coast and experienced his first trip to Europe visiting Venice, Rome, and Pompeii. He saw the NYC Ballet, and planned to see his first Broadway show in June but was unable to attend due to his leukemia diagnosis. He loved and spent many hours playing with his twin 7 year old brothers, especially their “Star Wars games”. He loved listening to Vivaldi, and to the Star Wars and Hamilton soundtracks – he had hoped to see Hamilton this fall after his induction phase of cancer treatment concluded. He had just finished his preK year at PS29 in Cobble Hill Brooklyn and was looking forward to spending the summer in one of his favorite and cherished places, Saratoga Springs, New York where he enjoyed spending time with his “Saratoga friends”.

Zachary is survived by his twin brothers Abraham Jonesy, Jacob Odo, his mother, Karin, and his father, Marc.

In order to accommodate interfaith family traditions, a church service will be held first at 10 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights, followed by a traditional Jewish graveside service 12:30 at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, both on Thursday July 7, 2016. The family will be observing shiva on Thursday, July 7th from 4-7pm. Friday, July 8th from 12-3pm and on Sunday, July 10th from 12-3pm. If anyone is interested in making a donation in Zachary’s memory, please contribute to the cancer organization of your choice.

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2016
St. Charles Borromeo
19 Sidney Place
Brooklyn, New York, United States

In order to accommodate both of our families traditions, we are having a church service first followed by a traditional Jewish graveside service. Please attend either or both services as you are able.

Graveside Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016
Beth David Cemetery
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, L.I., New York, United States

Shiva and Donation Information

The family will be observing shiva at Karin & Marc's home on Thursday, July 7th from 4-7pm. Friday, July 8th from 12-3pm and on Sunday, July 10th from 12-3pm. If anyone is interested in making a donation in Zachary's memory, please contribute to the cancer organization of your choice.


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    Susie Persaud says

    Please accept my deepest condolences for you loss.

    He may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

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    Anna says

    Please accept my sincere condolences .

    My thoughts are with u and your family.

    Ciao little one.

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    Jennifer Leedy says

    Karin and Mark… My heart breaks for you both… I know how it feels to lose your child and just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you during this sorrowful time. Know Zachary is in a better place with loved ones we've lost. Keep his memories close to your heart and know he's watching over you both… Love Jenny

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    Sean Kosier says

    God Bless your family

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    DIXIE BROWN says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Words can't express the sadness I feel for what you must be going through. I'm praying for strength to help you through.

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    Jason Narkiewicz says

    Dear Karin, Marc, Jake and Abe,

    We can't make sense of the unfathomable loss of Zach. However, we do have unshakable faith in the strength and devotion that you share with each other as a family.

    We feel so fortunate to have all of you in our lives and we love you.


    Jason, Kate, Nadia and Michaela

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    judith Henry says

    Dear Marc and Karin,

    It is with deeply heartfelt emotions that I am thinking of you and your family today. There can be no greater loss than that which you are suffering. My daughters Nina and Carla are in New York now for a few days and we have spoken of your loss with great sadness. I hope you find a measure of comfort in the love of your family and friends.



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    Karen & Carmelo Piazza says

    Karin, Marc, Abraham & Jacob,

    Our hearts are hurting and there are tears in my eyes as I write this. I am so very sorry for your loss. Zachary was such a sweet little boy and I remember the joy in his eyes when he would come to pick up his brothers from school. We were lucky to get to know Zachary when he became part of our BPOS family and get to know him and his beautiful smile.

    I know there is nothing I can say to take away this pain or fill this hole in your heart but please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during this difficult time. Carmelo, myself and the entire Brooklyn Preschool of Science staff are here for you to help you and the boys get through this. If you need camp, after school, anything to help Abe & Jake distract them from this sad time we are here.

    We love your family very much, please accept our deepest condolences at this very tragic time.

    With a heavy heart,

    Karen & Carmelo Piazza

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    Suzanne Reel Miller says

    Dear Karin, Marc and children,

    Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Zach's death. Over the years we have heard of some of the wonderful things you two have done with your children, via my friend, Nan. We knew your children were always well loved. Hopefully all the good times will bring comfort to you in the months to come. When we were in this situation many years ago someone advised us to ask God to put His arms around us when we felt so alone. I'm sure He will be there for you too. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Much love, Tom and Sue Miller

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    Liana Walsh says

    My deepest condolence to you Karen and Marc for this terrible loss. I am a friend of Pat Jones and just wanted to let you know how sorry I am.A

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    Jamie Zelermyer says

    Thinking of you and sending you so much love.



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    Marie and Joe Ryan says

    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. God Bless .

    Friends of Pat Jones

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    Haroula Reitz says

    To our dear friends, Karen and Marc:

    We so very sorry to hear about the passing of young Zachary. Words cannot express our shock of this tragic loss. While we never had the opportunity to meet Zachary in person, knowing how wonderful people his parents are, we imagine he exemplified the many of the best part of you both with a bit of his own quirky twist. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Haroula and Brad Reitz

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    Briana Kuruzovich says

    Karin and Marc, we are so very sorry for your loss. We send your family much love and support from Saratoga Springs.


    Briana and Jason Kuruzovich

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    Paul Venditti says

    Marc & Karin,

    My sincerest condolences for the loss of Zachary. I was heartbroken to hear this news. I will pray for Zachary and your family during this extremely difficult time.

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    Sophie Keenan says

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel so sad for you all and wish this hadn't happened.

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    Susan & Anthony Cavotta says

    Karin and Marc

    Words can't explain the sadness we feel for you and all your family.

    Zachary was a special little boy that will live in everyone's heart forever.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Susan & Anthony Cavotta

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    Isolde says

    Dearest Marc and Karin

    We are so very sorry for and deeply sad for your loss.

    We are sending you and family so much love and support.


    Isolde, Mangue and Farrah

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    Warella & Ken Browall says

    Dearest Karin and Marc,

    We are so shocked and saddened by your loss. There are no words that could even come close to convey the sorrow we feel for your entire family over the sudden passing off Zachary. Know that his happy face will always be among our treasured photos. He is now in the care of the Almighty.

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    Pat Watson says

    To the Pavese family, I am so sorry and have no words to express what you are going through at this very difficult time, I pray that someday there is peace for you and your family! This is one of the most difficult things to go through, the lost of a child, especially so young. Zachary was a sweet little boy, who used to hide behind mom when I first met him, but I would play with him and he would give me high fives but that was it. He had the cuties smile and he looks like Jacob. I will always remember his warm smile, shyly hiding behind mom. I'm praying for you all to get through this very difficult time.Im very sorry for your loss but you have all your precious photos and videos and memories of Zachary. Zachary now resides with the Lord in great hands. I'm so very sorry….with Love Pat Watson

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    barbara jay says

    Karin and Marc,

    Over the years I have enjoyed the holiday cards you've sent with photos of your beautiful family and now will treasure them more than ever. A tragic unfathomable loss.

    With tears and love and great sympathy,

    Barbara Jay

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    Charlene and Jim Dowd says

    Dear Karen and Marc,

    We were so sorry to learn of Zach's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you both and to your two sons, as well as to your parents and the members of your families.

    Zach's beautiful obituary mentions the many wonderful things that you did with your family and the things that brought him so much joy. Our prayers are that you may find comfort in the memories you made with him during his short life.

    May God bless your family and give you the strength that you need to face the upcoming days and months.

    With love,

    Jim and Charlene Dowd

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    Christoph Hilgers says

    Dear Karin, dear Marc, we would like to express our deepest sympathies. This is a tragic loss for you and your families. Our thoughts are with you.

    For the coatings team Momentive Leverkusen.

    Christoph Hilgers

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    Carla Davidovich says

    Dear Marc and Karin,

    We are so very sorry to hear about Zachary. It sounds like he was a wonderful, adorable little boy who adored his big brothers. What a terrible terrible loss. We are thinking about all of you and sending you all of our love and strength.

    All our love,

    Carla and Doug

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    Robert & Susan Hayes says

    Karin and Marc,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you endure this painful loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Rob & Sue Hayes

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    Suresh and Anu says

    Karin and Marc,

    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. Our condolences and thoughts are with you and the family.

    Anu and Suresh

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