Louis E. Zacharias
HAMPTON - Louis E. Zacharias, 87, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A native of Richmond he had been a Hampton resident for the last 76 years where he was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He retired from the Hampton VA Medical Center in 1985 after 30 years of service and was a Navy veteran. Louis enjoyed bowling and fishing, but his favorite pastime was playing golf which he did three days a week. He was a lifetime member of both the Elk's Lodge #366 and the American Legion Post 48. Preceded in death by his father, William G. Zacharias, mother, Josephine Watkins and his brother, Jimmy Zacharias; survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise Zacharias; three children, Michael Zacharias and his wife, Jennifer; Debbie Zacharias, and Nicholas Zacharias; three grandchildren, Kathleen, Maranda and Christopher Zacharias; and several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 Friday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 7 Frank Lane, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.
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