Philip Norman Zachos
November 26, 1929 - October 14, 2012
Philip Norman Zachos of West Bloomfield was born on November 26, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. He died October 14, 2012 at the age of 82.

Mr. Zachos is the beloved husband of 56 years to Rose Marie “Chris”.
Loving father of: Mark (Nancy) Zachos, David (Lynn) Zachos, Paul (Laura) Zachos, John Zachos, and Joe (Debbie) Zachos. Also 9 grandchildren.

Phil Zachos after providing for his loved family and his wife of 56 years and his five sons will be greatly missed. His smile his laugh and his unique sense of humor were one of a kind. Phil had several gifts he shared with those that had the pleasure of knowing him. He was tremendously generous with his time and his talent. He would always be willing to  help fix anything that was broken. He could fix anything his five sons broke often with just a few pieces of Grey Tape. He was a hard working man who always provided for his family.
Phil served his country as a proud American Soldier in the Korean War. He served in the 46th MASH unit and often told stories of his experience in helping doctors save the lives of many. Phil returned to MI to pursue his career as a sheet metal worker in local 80. For 40 years fixing and replacing heating and cooling. He loved his career. “Get me a pair of snips” was one of his favorite phrases.   
His other talent and love was music. Phil loved to play the organ and could “play by ear”   just about any song he wanted to learn. He made sure all his boys had a chance to learn music. He loved to listen to his kids and grand kids play!
Phil also loved to walk, we will miss those long walks with him, where he would tell his stories and tell his jokes. After many years of this terrible disease Phil lost his battle with Alzheimer’s. We know Phil is in a better place. He also loved the Lord and knew him as his savior. Phil often quoted John 1:43 when the Lord said to Philip “ Follow me” Phil is in heaven now smiling down on all of us in a glorified body no longer hindered by this disease. We love him and will miss him.

Funeral mass from Prince of Peace Catholic Church 4300 Walnut Lake Rd. West Bloomfield (West of Orchard Lake Rd.) Saturday 12 Noon. Interment Monday at Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 4-8 (Prayer Service 7 PM). Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association appreciated.

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Condolences:
Mark, Sorry to hear about your Dad. I wish you all the strength during this grieving period and pray for your Dad's soul to rest in peace. Sanjay, Ashita & family

Sanjay Mehta

We are so sad for your loss, and offer our sincerest condolences to your families at this time.

Karl E. Schohl & Family

Mark my prayers are with you and family for your loss Love to all Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Dear Mark, I heard about you father's passing , and I am / we are/ sorry for your loss. We both know how painful the loss of a parent is , no matter how old or young you are . Hopefully your father is in a better place where there is no suffering , now. All our Love, Christiane and Tony Lorts.

Christiane & Tony Lorts

My family and I extend our sympathy for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Mike Jewell, Crystal & Family

May you have peace, Mark. I'm sure your Dad is enjoying his. Keep the faith, my friend.

Chris Lupini

Hello Mark, I am very sorry about the death of your father. He was in the same age like my father. He could be very proud about his life because he left big foot prints having kids like you. I am sure he is welcome where he is gone. Armin (Out of China)

Armin Rupalla

All will miss him, but none shall forget the great smile he had on his face, especially while camping! There are few people in this world in which you can see the love for their family on their face, all the time. Mr. Zachos is one of those few people! As a fellow musician, I remember our conversations about organs and music. I also remember the special relationship Mr. Zachos had with his wife. Those two are such as an awesome couple! I believe that all can be proud of the man Mr. Zachos was! I'm also quite sure he's got a great camping spot, equipped with a really cool pipe organ pretty close to the big guy, upstairs :)! Thank you Phil, for all that you've done throughout your life. I really liked ya!

Chad W. Harnish

Dear Chris and Family, We are so sad to hear of Norm's passing but also know he is in a much better place, with GOD. We will always remember the time we had in Florida when we walked and talked, the first time for me as I got to know Norm a little. It was a great pleasure and good time for Bob and I to spend a little time with you both. Norm was one of God's workers and made you feel at ease and welcome. We will miss him. Love and Prayers, Brother Bob and Marion

Robert & Marion Zachos

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of the Zachos family. With much understanding, (Cousin)Fran and Paul Gillrie

Fran Gillrie

Dave, Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of your father. Know you and your family are on my mind and in my prayers. May God grant you his peace and hold you close. Your Brother in Christ Randy

Randy Butsch

Mark and Family; Mark and family; We're so sorry about the loss of your father. I remember the times in Florida when your dad would play the piano and would take long walks with us. I'm sure he is smiling down upon all of you now and happy with way he brought all of you all up.

Rich Union and Sayuri Kubota

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