Timothy Zagacki

timothy zagacki

September 12, 1960 ~ January 21, 2024

Timothy J. Zagacki "Timmy", age 63 of Norwood, NJ passed on Sunday January 21, 2024. Born and raised in Leonia, NJ, Timmy was well known throughout Bergen County as the owner of Cherokee Tree Service. He was a movie buff with an impressive collection, a major fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers — watching the games religiously — and listening to artists like Eagles, Elton John, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. He loved fishing, riding his motorcycle, cooking, grilling, going to the Jersey Shore to spend time at the beach, look at the ocean, play games, and enjoy a sausage and pepper sandwich at Midway on the boardwalk, vacationing in Bar Harbor, Maine, going to places like the New York Renaissance Faire and Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, and most importantly spending quality time with his family.

Devoted father of Jessica Zagacki. Adored son of Emily Zagacki and the late Henry "Hank" Zagacki. Beloved brother of Linda Kuminski, Jeannie Greene, Karen McLaughlin, John Zagacki, and the late Henry "Hank" Zagacki Jr. Beloved brother-in-law to Marty Kuminski, Kevin Greene, Danny McLaughlin, Gail Zagacki, Sheila Zagacki, and Dawn Martino Zagacki. Dedicated uncle to Tara Kuminski, Madison Kuminski, Kelly Dec-Flamio, her husband Frank, and their children Allie and Joseph, Kristopher Greene, Kimberly Baugher, her spouse Rusty Baugher and their daughter McKenna Baugher, Ryan McLaughlin, Nicholas McLaughlin, Danielle McLaughlin Gianndrea, her spouse Joe Gianndrea, and their daughter Emilia Gianndrea, Ashley Zagacki, Brielle Zagacki, Landon Zagacki, Ryen Zagacki, Brooke Holmes and her spouse Jamal "Bam" Holmes, Jada Holmes, Mason Holmes, Maya Holmes, Gianna Williamson, Matthew Zagacki, his spouse Laura Zagacki, and their children Eli Zagacki, Nina Zagacki, Jesse Zagacki, and the late Henry Zagacki III. Loving cousin to the late Terry Boles, the late Tommy Boles, and his spouse the late Diane Boles, first cousin once removed to Tommy "TJ" Boles Jr., Michael Boles, Lisa Boles, Michelle Boles, Allison Zagacki Salas, and the late Mike Zagacki; loving first cousin twice removed to Thalia Zagacki and Aiden Zagacki. Loving nephew of Angela Zagacki, the late Jerry Zagacki, and the late Jen Boles. Devoted dog dad to Elvis and Jimmy.

An incredibly loyal, funny, kind, strong, sentimental, smart, hardworking, and honest man and faithful friend to all, his larger than life personality lit up every room he was in. With a deep moral compass and sense of individuality, he marched to the beat of his own drum and always did what was right. Timothy truly made a tremendous impact on countless lives. Everyone was better off for having known him and he will be greatly missed.

The family will receive their friends on Monday 3:00 – 8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Tuesday at for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John's R. C. Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Mass: January 30, 2024 10:30 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: January 29, 2024 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: January 30, 2024 1:00 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Dear Zagacki Family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you during these tough times. May Timmy now Rest In Peace.
    Don Schiess

  2. Timmy, you sure are going to be missed! Holidays and cook outs will never be the same! RIP my friend! Fly high Timmy

  3. Timmy was a great friend growing up in Leonia countless adventures and great fun. He would light up the room when he stopped by my childhood home. Everyone in the Metzdorf family enjoyed having him over and we all loved him.He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

  4. Timmy, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead. A forever friendship filled with great memories, that I will cherish. We would like to thank you for all your help throughout the years. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. To the Zagacki family,
    My deepest condolences to you. I knew Tim growing up in Leonia and we always wound up doing the right thing together. But I have 2 experiences with Tim that is with me forever. Tim was big with making blood pacts and we agreed at 18 years old that we would get tattoos. I was home from college for Christmas and he reminded me of our blood pact the day before I was to go back. So, we went together to Lola's in Cliffside Park. I picked out a Lions head and he picked some type of colorful artwork. I sat in the chair and suffered from the needle ripping my skin. It was Tim's turn and he told he couldn't go through with it because he would get kicked out of his house. So, to this day my one and only tattoo is because of a blood pact with Timmy Zagacki. The second and most incredible experience we had was that we saw a ghost together. Tim was driving and I was in the passenger seat going up rt 206 near Fair Lawn. It was night time and really dark on rt 206. We both saw a shadow of a women on the shoulder of the road in a white flowing dress, white hat and white veil and the women sauntered across the highway and walked right through the hood of Tim's car. We were silent when we spotted her on the shoulder but as she passed through the car we both said at the same time "did you see that " ! We vowed not to share this with anyone. But here I am sharing this incredible experience Tim and I had. There were other good times that didn't involve ghost's that I still carry with me. God Bless you Tim Zagacki

  6. The entire Anderson Family of the Jersey Shore are thinking of you during this difficult time and our prayers are with you.

  7. RIP Timmy. Still remember us skipping school and going to the Shore for some sun. You always had your arms behind your head giving those pits some fresh air. Best to the family.

  8. My heart aches because of this major loss for me and our Leonia community! He was a dear friend of mine and loved when I shared stories when his brother Henry and I were younger!
    Tim was not only a friend, he was and excellent Business man!
    Always there for his customers and friends……the world was was better place with Tim in it for all of us to share!
    My thoughts and prayers are with his mom, daughter and all his family. Rest in peace Tim and my your memory be eternal

  9. Our deepest sympathies to the Zagacki family, Tim will always be in our hearts, he will always be remembered, he will always beloved, he may have left us but he isn't truly gone, he is continuing his journey, he is happy and he is at peace. And we will all be together again.
    The Karstens

  10. It’s hard to stop in for a short chat with Timothy and Emily. I’m glad we had those times to remember and catch up. Our parents were best of friends growing up and since we all went to St. John’s we were close when we were young. I’ve reconnected with them recently and when I was driving a couple of weeks ago, God brought Timmy to my mind. I called to see how he was and we had a nice conversation, never thinking that would be the last time I heard his sweet voice. Timmy was a tender hearted person who always rolled with the punches. Me and my family were blessed to know him. May the whole family feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time. Love and prayers.

  11. Tim Zagacki was the fairest, most honest , most generous man I ever worked for. His Eternal Peace is assured .

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