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In loving memory of
Alfred Zappi
  • May 05, 1940
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  • May 19, 2019

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Alfred (Al) John Zappi, Jr., a long-time resident of Ormond Beach died at home May 19, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Al was born in Babylon, New York to Alfred John and Marie Genna Zappi on May 5, 1940.  He graduated from Seaford (N.Y.) High School and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After his military service, Al began a thirty-six year career with the Federal Aviation Administration, which led to a supervisory position at Daytona Beach in 1973. He was awarded the prestigious FAA Associate Administrator’s Award for Excellence (Golden Key Award) in 1991. Though his work was in aviation electronics, Al earned a BA in theater arts and both acted in and directed many community theater plays in Pomona, N.J. and at the Daytona Playhouse. He was passionate about life, the people he loved, Unity Church, flying and Disney World. Al was brilliant, funny, loyal, deeply spiritual, loving, dedicated to his family and friends, a proud veteran, a private pilot and enthusiastic member of Civil Air Patrol.

 

Al is predeceased by his parents, first wife, Judy and sister, Kathy Hecht.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carmen, daughters, Deborah Henley and husband, Robert (FL), Laura Zappi (Austin, TX), Shaunda Lambert and wife Leslie (FL), Heidi Swale and husband Andy (FL), grandchildren Cole Henley (NC), Sara Henley (FL), Elsie Swale (FL) and Emily Swale (FL).

 

A Celebration of Al’s Life will be Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 AM at Unity Church,

908 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117. Reception will follow.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Unity Church.

 


Service

Location:
Unity Church
908 Ridgewood Ave, Holly Hill, FL 32117
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Date & Time:
June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM


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  1. Dr. Becki Sanford posted an image:
    01 Jun 2019
    Sadly Missed, <br />
Dr. BeckiI Sanford
    Sadly Missed,
    Dr. BeckiI Sanford

  2. RoseAnne and Brian Tomporowski posted an image:
    31 May 2019
    Lydia with Al and Carmen
    Lydia with Al and Carmen

  3. Bobbie Doyle says:
    31 May 2019
    One can never prepare for the moment. The Light surrounds your Prince, Carmen, and emanates from him. Much love and blessings to the Zappi Family during this difficult time

  4. Ed and Carol Dry says:
    31 May 2019
    Al's gratitude and joy was an inspiration and profound teaching for us. Carmen, thank you for bringing your Prince info our fold. God speed to Al, Carmen, and families.

  5. Ed and Carol Dry lit a candle:
    31 May 2019
    Lit since May 31, 2019 at 5:13:13 PM

  6. Benita lit a candle:
    29 May 2019
    Lit since May 29, 2019 at 5:24:38 PM

  7. Vivian Reinhart says:
    29 May 2019
    Dearest Carmen and family,
    My heart is with you.
    What a beautiful love affair with Al you shared with us, your church family... a loving example to all of us. He lived a wonderful life.
    Our love surrounds you.
    Vivian and Harry Reinhart

  8. Pamela P Pritchard lit a candle:
    29 May 2019
    Lit since May 29, 2019 at 5:39:53 AM

  9. Norma Washburn says:
    28 May 2019
    "To live in the hearts of those we love is to not die."

    Love and light to Rev.Carmen and family,
    Norma Washburn

  10. LaMista Unklesbay says:
    28 May 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers going out for the family and friends of Al. May you have peace and love surround you during this difficult time.

  11. Alice g Palmateer says:
    28 May 2019
    Sending love and healing blessings to Carmen and the whole family on the loss of your Prince.

  12. Karen Wassather says:
    28 May 2019
    Carmen and family, you are in our prayers and held in the gentle presence of Spirit. Roger Howell and Karen Wassather

  13. Jeannie Hansen says:
    28 May 2019
    You are missed; but your Christ light remains with us forever.
    Love,
    Jeannie

  14. Cheryl Harrison lit a candle:
    27 May 2019
    Lit since May 27, 2019 at 5:03:33 AM

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