A lifelong car owner (38 and 38b) and ARDC and NEMA competitor passed away on July 1st.
Thank you one and all in my dad's racing 'family', for your kind thoughts and prayers. He loved NEMA and everyone involved that worked so hard to make it fun. It is with much sadness I must tell you that we lost Big John Zahar Sunday, July 1st, to cancer. I know he will be looking down and smiling with the waving of every green and checkered flag. I hope to make it to a race soon, donning a cowboy hat of course, and cheer ya'll on for John. Drive fast, be safe, have fun!
Hours Thursday 4-8 PM at the William R. Mcdonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St Stratford CT 06615.
Funeral service Friday at 11am at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, John actively supported St Jude's Children's Hospital.
ZAHAR John Zahar, born June 24, 1925 left us on July 1, 2012 to be with the love of his life, Adele (Callahan) Zahar. A Resident of Wilton, NH He was raised on a farm in Shelton, went on to become a proud WW II Navy Veteran. A hard worker of many occupations, he was a great dad and awesome grandpa. He will be sadly missed by all who know him, his smile, wit, cowboy hats,sideburns and beautiful blue eyes. He loved car racing, especially NEMA Racing Club and all the amazing people John met throughout the years of car ownership. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to St. Jude's Hospital, a placed he loved and supported. His funeral will be held on Friday July 6 at 11 am in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford. Interment with military honors in St. John Cemetery, Stratford. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 PM in the funeral home.
Sources: Connecticut Post