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.