Zachary Kenneth Adair

April 20, 1998 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 21)

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Cortland - Zachary Kenneth Adair, 21, Our sweet Zach passed away just before midnight on January 2, 2020 following an extended illness.  He was at home, surrounded by his loving parents Troy and Anna Adair and his brother Thomas.  Born on April 20th, 1998, he will forever live in the hearts of many. 

Zach was a special young man.  His infectious laugh and love for music (especially Greek) will be remembered always.   He enjoyed warm weather, walks outside, and noisy toys.  Despite his handicap, he touched the hearts of all of us in ways no one else could.  Through him we learned patience, acceptance, and how to laugh through the ups and downs of life.  He taught us – without ever speaking a word - that the “golden rule” is true.  Life’s biggest purpose is to love one another.  We are all better people because we were able to share in his extraordinary life.

The bond between Zach and his brother, Thomas, was remarkable.  They experienced this life journey in true fashion.   Zach was present at most – if not all – of Thomas’ sporting events, always wearing the appropriate attire to support his brother’s favorite team.  Thomas made sure that his little brother never missed a milestone of growing up, like “swimming”, “dancing”, “flirting”, etc.  Zach even celebrated his entrance to adulthood (21st birthday) in typical style – sharing an adult beverage right next to his big brother.

Zach will be joyously remembered by his parents, brother Thomas Adair, maternal grandmother (YiaYia) Beth Haidaris, Uncle Ken (Shirley) Haidaris, paternal grandparents Alan and Rose Adair, paternal great grandmother Thelma Adair, Uncle Brad (Sandy) Adair, Aunt Tracey Lezaic, and his cousins Paige and Evan Adair, Jacob and Isaac Lezaic, and Alec Adair.

Zach was preceded in death by his Papou Thomas G. Haidaris and his Uncle Mark Adair. 

A heartfelt thank you to all our friends and family for sharing this journey with us.   A special thank you to Michelle Marks, DO, who has lovingly cared for Zach since birth and to Ohio Living Hospice for guiding us through this difficult time.

Calling hours for Zach Adair will be held at Peter Rossi and Son on Sunday, January 5th at 2:00 – 6:00 PM with a service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Zach’s name to Children’s Rehabilitation Center 885 Howland Wilson Rd NE, Warren, Ohio 44484 or Ohio Living Hospice 6715 Tippecanoe Rd. Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Zachary’s family.

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January 5, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483

Funeral Service
January 5, 2020

6:00 PM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483


Children’s Rehabilitation Center
885 Howland Wilson Rd., Warren OH 44484

Ohio Living Hospice
6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield OH 44406

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