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In loving memory of
Zack E.W. Blanke
  • March 30, 1983
  • -
  • April 22, 2021

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Obituary

Zachary Edward William Blanke passed away peacefully at the age of 38 on April 22, 2021.

Zachary is survived by his loving mother and father, Shelley and Uco Blanke.

He is also survived by his sister, Natasha Blanke Eldridge, her husband Kyle Eldridge, his Aunt Francine and Uncle Tom and his cousin Nicole Regeness. He is also survived by many other cousins and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his loving grandparents Ruth and Joe Scopp, and Barbara and John Blanke and several loving friends, some gone way too soon.

Zachary Edward William Blanke was born on March 30,1983 in North Miami, Florida. He grew up in both North Miami Beach and Sunrise, Florida where he graduated from Western High and on Dec. 8, 2008 he graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Finance.

Zack worked in Florida as a lifeguard, swimming instructor for children, and insurance sales. He loved surfing, skate boarding, wake boarding, disk golf, music, playing guitar, dancing, reading, watching documentaries and movies. He loved making people laugh.

Zack moved to California where he lived and worked for three years in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente pursuing his dream of surfing as much as possible. Surfing and music were his passions.

Zack was in very good spirits as he was planning a move to Cocoa Beach, Florida which he had been wanting to do for quite some time.

He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and sincere friend to so many. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving and compassionate soul.

The family would like to thank Casey Coote and friends for their joint efforts to make Zack’s final send-off take place.

A Celebration of Life for Zack will be held on May 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM on the 2nd floor  (air conditioned), of the Inlet Grill in Sebastian Inlet State Park located at 9707 South Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951; with Zack’s Final Paddle-out beginning at 4:00PM. Anyone attending the services for Zack at the Inlet Grill please ask for the “Casey” party group.

Rest in Peace Zack. You will always be in our hearts and memories.

Love, Mom and Dad

Services will be announced in the upcoming days.


Tribute Wall

  1. 24 May 2021
    Gregg and Margot Goldstein lit a candle:
    Lit since May 24, 2021 at 5:32:58 AM

  2. 22 May 2021
    Crystal Haire says:
    Rest In Peace Zack. ❤️

  3. 20 May 2021
    Carmen Marcano says:
    My deepest condolences to the family. Zack was a good co-worker and good friend. He is missed. God bless him and may he be with the angels in heaven.

  4. 20 May 2021
    Sasha Ortiz says:
    Rest in peace Zack. You will be missed.

  5. 20 May 2021
    Sasha Ortiz lit a candle:
    Lit since May 20, 2021 at 5:41:14 PM

  6. 20 May 2021
    Shannon Donahue says:
    I only knew you a short time, but regardless of the time I knew you, I knew you were a good person and I believe you had a good heart! I am glad to have met you and hope you rest in peace now!

  7. 20 May 2021
    Kim Angilere lit a candle:
    Lit since May 20, 2021 at 5:49:57 PM

  8. 19 May 2021
    Heidi Johnson says:
    You always made me smile. RIP.

  9. 19 May 2021
    Casey Jones says:
    Rest in peace Zack. You will be missed.

    Casey Jones
    Director of Customer Care
    FreightCenter, Inc.

  10. 19 May 2021
    Casey Jones lit a candle:
    Lit since May 19, 2021 at 5:28:05 PM

  11. 19 May 2021
    Shane Smitley says:
    Zack Man,

    I am so saddened to learn about your death. It was a pleasure working with you at Freightcenter. We all will miss you and think about you often. Rest Easy my friend.

  12. 19 May 2021
    Steven lit a candle:
    Lit since May 19, 2021 at 5:13:36 PM

  13. 17 May 2021
    Brooke and Mark Goldstein lit a candle:
    Lit since May 17, 2021 at 5:20:52 PM

  14. 17 May 2021
    Rebecca Anderson lit a candle:
    Lit since May 17, 2021 at 5:14:19 AM

  15. 11 May 2021
    Bailey lit a candle:
    Lit since May 11, 2021 at 5:47:22 AM

  16. 10 May 2021
    Lisa says:
    Miss you already Zack. I am so heartbroken that you are gone.

  17. 09 May 2021
    Erica Kreiling lit a candle:
    Lit since May 9, 2021 at 5:51:53 AM

  18. 07 May 2021
    Milica lit a candle:
    Lit since May 7, 2021 at 5:31:36 PM

  19. 06 May 2021
    Danica lit a candle:
    Lit since May 6, 2021 at 5:19:02 PM

  20. 06 May 2021
    Danica says:
    Zack was a good- hard to find friend, one of a kind. He was Kind, selfless, reliable, generous and honest. He was understanding. He had every quality of a sincere friend. Zack was humorous in his fun Zacky ways. We Always had laughs when we would spend time together.  He had good intentions and wore his heart on his sleeve. He had no bad bone on his body. His passion for music was his main source of happiness and loved sharing that with his friends. He was loyal to the people he cared about and was always there to listen.  He cared. Cared too much. Zack had a huge heart... a deep heart that is rare, unique, and hard to find. Zack I love you my friend. Im so thankful- grateful for our last hangout with Yaeden and I at the skatepark... it was a lot of fun and you were happy. For our last texts together, the words exchanged and for our deep long phone conversation about life on your birthday. I know you're resting in peace and I will forever cherish our memories.❤️

  21. 05 May 2021
    Abbe & Dan Felton lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:33:59 PM

  22. 05 May 2021
    Revnee Lea lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:16:44 AM

  23. 05 May 2021
    Beau Dilley lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:09:11 AM

  24. 05 May 2021
    Rita Haber Layson says:
    Dear Shelley and Uco,
    I am so very sorry for your profound loss.
    May Zack’s memory be for a blessing.

  25. 05 May 2021
    Dana lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:48:01 AM

  26. 05 May 2021
    Iris Scopp lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:42:33 AM

  27. 05 May 2021
    Pedro lit a candle:
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:23:06 AM

  28. 04 May 2021
    Monica says:
    Thinking of you with love. ❤️

  29. 04 May 2021
    Dillon Bruno lit a candle:
    Lit since May 4, 2021 at 5:12:14 PM

  30. 04 May 2021
    Charles Mione says:
    Rest on peace Zack. Your life mattered and you will be missed.

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