Gordon Zacks


Gordon Zacks, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Feb. 1. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Carol Sue Zacks; parents, Aaron Zacks and Florence Zacks Melton; and brother, Barry Zacks. Survived by his daughters, Cathy (Michael) Gildenhorn and Kim Zacks; grandchildren, Edward and Elissa Gildenhorn and Ariela Zacks. Gordon graduated from Bexley High School and the Ohio State University. He was chairman of the board of RG Barry Corporation. Gordon was a business executive, leadership authority, continuing education advocate and author. He helped strengthen leadership in America and Israel that was pro-American, pro-Israel, pro-human rights and pro-Democracy. Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and trusted friend, he will be missed by all who were blessed to be a part of his life. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Congregation Tifereth Israel with Rabbi Harold Berman officiating, followed by interment at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Melton Adult Mini School, Attn: Betty Sobelman, 95 Revere Dr. Suite F, Northbrook, IL 60062. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com.

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