OBITUARY

Zachary Joseph Halaut, Sr.

April 1, 1940February 1, 2019
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Zachary Joseph Halaut, Sr. of Hampton, Virginia and formerly of Greensburg, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019 in his home. He was 78 years old.

Born April 1, 1940, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Zack was the beloved husband of Carolyn Hails Halaut and the son of the late Zackie Abraham Halaut and Rose Marie Contic.

Zack will be remembered as a steadfast servant of God. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and doting grandfather, and great grandfather. He was recognized as a man who left a loving impression with everyone he met. Zack always had a thankful prayer to share, words of supportive advice and a sense of humor in telling memorable stories about life changing experiences. He was a man of character and a trusted friend. As a gifted musician, Zack often entertained family, friends and especially his grandchildren with his rendition of “Truck Driver Man.”

Zack was always on the fast track for a career in music. In school he was a member of the Drum and Bugle Core and progressed to being an accomplished guitar player. He was accepted at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music but instead chose to be one of the founding members of the band, The Gay Tones. The band traveled the east coast as the opening act for many well-known artists of that time.

He set his guitar aside to join his father’s family start-up business that grew into Romco Inc., manufacturer of plastic housewares. He soon became the president and CEO of the company, traveling extensively. After closing the business in the late 1970’s, he continued as a gifted salesman in electronic signs and security for the rest of his professional career.

In 1961, he married Charlotte Albright and had three children, Lisa, Jeffrey and Zachary. He married his beloved wife, Carolyn, in 1980, and they served the Lord together for 38 years. Zack and Carolyn relocated to Hampton, Virginia in 1983 and quickly became passionate members of Victory Life Church where he renewed his love for guitar and graduated from Victory Life Bible Training Center. In 1988, the Lord called Zack to minister to the orphaned and abandoned children in Brazil. After multiple visits, he left part of his heart and his legacy in Brazil upon his return to the states in 1990. His prayer was always to return to Brazil to continue the Lord’s work there.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, Zack is survived by his loving and devoted children: Lisa Rose Bonfigli of Carnegie, PA; Jeffrey Douglas John Halaut (Susan) of Wimberley, TX; Zachary Joseph Halaut Jr. (Lori) of Pittsburgh, PA; and Shelly Hamm Belair (Robert) of Newport News, VA. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Willochell and by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The celebration of life memorial service for Zack will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Victory of Life Church located at 1741 W. Queen Street, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charitable organizations that were closest to his heart: Missions@www.victorylife.com OR Channel to Brazil for Christ at www.thechannel.org

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Carolyn Hails Halaut, Wife
  • Lisa Rose Bonfigli, Daughter
  • Jeffrey Douglas John Halaut and wife, Susan, Son
  • Zachary Joseph Halaut, Jr. and wife, Lori, Son
  • Shelly Hamm Belair and husband, Robert, Daughter
  • Seven Grandchildren, *
  • Three Great-Grandchildren, *
  • Barbara Willochell, Sister
  • Zackie Abraham Halaut, Father
  • Rose Marie Contic Halaut, Mother
  • DONATIONS

  • Missions@www.victorylife.com
  • or to Brazil for Christ at www.thechannel.org

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Zachary Joseph Halaut, Sr.

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Jeffrey Halaut

February 11, 2019

Dad,

I will miss you dad more than you know. I realize the past couple years have been busy and every time you called and wanted to know when i was going to come visit my answer was, I would love to dad when i can find the time. I believe however I got that from you, you were the one who taught me to take care of my family and my work ethic. I am sorry i haven't been around more but know you have always been in my heart. You will be missed dearly.

Amoye Cole

February 7, 2019

My Halaut Family
A year and a half ago I met a really cool dude who loved music n walks on the beach he played guitar He loved to laugh and enjoy time with family. He has a wonderful wife and family who welcomed me in with open arms I can't even begin to tell you how truly blessed and loved I felt to be a part of the Halauts every day life. I miss u much MY GUY ROCK THE HEAVENS TILL WE MEET AGAIN ❤❤HES OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL WATCHING OVER US FROM NOW ON!
Amoye

Pam Dougoud

February 6, 2019

Carolyn,
Our prayers for sure are with you and family. I spoke with Billy and he was also touched by Zachs life. We will never forget you both in our wedding. Such a great time. Love you sis!

Sarah logel

February 6, 2019

My favorite memory is actually a recent one when we came down to visit labor Day weekend of 2017. Jidu was so happy to meet his great granddaughter Rowan. He loved to take her did rides on his scooter and listen to her laugh. I will forever cherish the smile he had while holding her.

John J. & Dolores E. Albert

February 6, 2019

Carolyn:
Uncle John and Dolores:
We are so sad about Zack,s death. I still remember when he was a baby and I took care of him. We especially want to thank you for all you did for him. We are sure you had a wonderful marriage and will remember it for ever. Bless you and may God watch over you for ever.

We wanted to come down to Virginia but have not been able to travel.

Rosemarie Schwartz

February 5, 2019

Dear Carolyn,

I was saddened to hear of Zack's passing. May your wonderful memories of Zack bring you peace and comfort. I firmly believe that Zack is now an angel on your shoulder watching over you.

Sending you love and blessings,

Rosie Schwartz

Rose Nicholson

February 5, 2019

My Dear Friend Carolyn,

I am so saddened to hear of Zack's passing. You have stood with me in prayer through many trials. I offer the same to you. My prayers are with you and your family through this trying time. I am sending you a huge hug and blessings.

God's Grace be with You!

Rose Nicholson

Alexandria Forte-Nijssen

February 5, 2019

Dear Carolyn, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear husband. I've obviously traveled this road and know very well the process you must now go through. I hope you and the family will be comforted by your wonderful memories together. My prayers go with you.
Sincerely,
Alexandria

Jeffery Watson

February 5, 2019

Just wanted to express my most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. Please accept my humble prayers during this most trying of times. Sincerely, Jeff Watson

Greta Gary

February 5, 2019

Dear Carolyn and Family,
I just heard of Zak's passing and I am so sorry for your loss.
Please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Greta Gary

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Biography

Zachary Joseph Halaut, Sr. of Hampton, Virginia and formerly of Greensburg, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019 in his home. He was 78 years old.

Born April 1, 1940, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Zack was the beloved husband of Carolyn Hails Halaut and the son of the late Zackie Abraham Halaut and Rose Marie Contic.

Zack will be remembered as a steadfast servant of God. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and doting grandfather, and great grandfather. He was recognized as a man who left a loving impression with everyone he met. Zack always had a thankful prayer to share, words of supportive advice and a sense of humor in telling memorable stories about life changing experiences. He was a man of character and a trusted friend. As a gifted musician, Zack often entertained family, friends and especially his grandchildren with his rendition of “Truck Driver Man.”

Zack was always on the fast track for a career in music. In school he was a member of the Drum and Bugle Core and progressed to being an accomplished guitar player. He was accepted at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music but instead chose to be one of the founding members of the band, The Gay Tones. The band traveled the east coast as the opening act for many well-known artists of that time.

He set his guitar aside to join his father’s family start-up business that grew into Romco Inc., manufacturer of plastic housewares. He soon became the president and CEO of the company, traveling extensively. After closing the business in the late 1970’s, he continued as a gifted salesman in electronic signs and security for the rest of his professional career.

In 1961, he married Charlotte Albright and had three children, Lisa, Jeffrey and Zachary. He married his beloved wife, Carolyn, in 1980, and they served the Lord together for 38 years. Zack and Carolyn relocated to Hampton, Virginia in 1983 and quickly became passionate members of Victory Life Church where he renewed his love for guitar and graduated from Victory Life Bible Training Center. In 1988, the Lord called Zack to minister to the orphaned and abandoned children in Brazil. After multiple visits, he left part of his heart and his legacy in Brazil upon his return to the states in 1990. His prayer was always to return to Brazil to continue the Lord’s work there.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, Zack is survived by his loving and devoted children: Lisa Rose Bonfigli of Carnegie, PA; Jeffrey Douglas John Halaut (Susan) of Wimberley, TX; Zachary Joseph Halaut Jr. (Lori) of Pittsburgh, PA; and Shelly Hamm Belair (Robert) of Newport News, VA. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Willochell and by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The celebration of life memorial service for Zack will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Victory of Life Church located at 1741 W. Queen Street, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charitable organizations that were closest to his heart: Missions@www.victorylife.com OR Channel to Brazil for Christ at www.thechannel.org

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.