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Zack David Roberts, 95, passed away on February 14, 2019.  He was born in Plymouth, PA.   Zack was a Past National Commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War. He served with the 179th Regimental Combat Team 45th Division as a Sergeant and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Combat, three major Battle Stars in the European, African and Middle East Theaters of operation and New Jersey’s Distinguished Service Medal.  At the battle of Anzio he was one of four surviving wounded out of a company of 200, was captured by the Germans on February 16, 1944, and spent 15 months in German prison camps.  He became the National Commander of the Ex-Prisoners of War 1999-2000 and testified before the Veterans Affairs Committee to help and protect the benefits all disabled veterans.

He was the successful business owner of four hairdressing salons. During his career, he traveled throughout the United States and Canada for international beauty shows as the featured guest artist.   Later, he developed a career in real estate and investments. Zack was also a member of The Peninsula Masonic Lodge for 70 years.

He was predeceased by the love of his life Agnes Whitlow Roberts whom he was married to for over 58 years, He is also predeceased by his son Master Sergeant Zack Sheldon Roberts and his sister Elizabeth Hecht.  Surviving are his daughter Kim Roberts-Honecker, son-in-law Robert A. Honecker, Jr and his grandchildren Brett, Zach & Mariah Honecker of Shrewsbury, NJ.  He is also survived by his nieces Carol Stolpe, Nancy Carey and Joyce Hecht of Columbus, Ohio.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home 310 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ.  His Funeral Service will be on Monday, February 18th at 11 am at Christ Church of Shrewsbury, 380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to The American Ex-Prisoners of War, PO Box 3445, Arlington, TX  76007 or to Christ Church of Shrewsbury.  Interment will be private.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740