Zachary Taft Kantor

August 1, 1991 - January 20, 2022

08/01/1991 - 01/20/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Friday January 28, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions
Service
Saturday January 29, 2022
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday January 29, 2022
2:30 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-481-1097 | Directions

Zach Kantor passed, unexpectedly, on January 20th at the age of 30.  Born in Norfolk, to parents Sherry and David, he graduated from First Colonial High School and attended Tidewater Community College.  Zach was a graduate of and performed at Funny Bone Comedy School. He will be remembered for his fun-loving and charismatic personality by all that knew and loved him.
Zach is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Tim Davis; father, David Kantor; brothers, Alec and Jake Kantor; grandparents, Betty Welch, Reatha and Barry Kantor; aunts and uncle, Sandy Levine, Sue Sheldrake, Karen and Bill Welch; numerous extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home (1801 Baltic Ave, Va Beach, VA 23451) Friday, January 28th from 5 to 7 p.m.  A Celebration of Life service will take place at the funeral home Saturday, January 29th at 1 p.m. with interment at Princess Anne Memorial Park immediately following.
The service will be livestreamed from this page on Saturday, January 29th. The link will appear below.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Comedy Gives Back @ https://givebutter.com/Zachary.
 
 

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Sherry Davis
6 months ago

Zach,
I love you and miss you so much! You were my best friend and I’ll always remember our sweet times together. Don’t know what I’ll do without you babe! You are a shining star in the sky. I will always talk to you (my shining star) and visit you. Until we meet again my beloved son. Mom loves forever and always to your star and back babe!😘❤️
Love you always,
Mom 💔

Aunt Sandy
10 months ago

Zach,
I will always love you & miss you.
Aunt Sandy

Donna Williamson
10 months ago

Praying that Zach’s family and friends find comfort in the memories. He was always kind. May he Rest In Peace.

Kim & David Jones
10 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Think of you & your family. Rest peacefully.

Norman D Soroko
10 months ago

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you David, Jake, Alec, Reatha and Barry. May you all know of no more sorrow.

James Hedrick Jimenez
10 months ago

I first met zach through a funny facebook comment on a mutual friend’s page many years ago. We instantly connected as I found him to be a hilarious person. Turns out we had a mutual friend in Baxter Sims and we all would start hanging out often. The first messages with Zach he told me he wanted to do stand up comedy and I explained how I had just graduated from the funnybone comedy school so I picked him up and we went to the mall where I gave him a copy of the comedy bible. Ever since that day we began to build a bond that would form into a beautiful friendship. Throughout the years, we shared a lot of laughs together and even tears when we lost our dear friend Baxter. I will never forget pushing Zach around in his wheel chair after his accident. We always had a blast when we hung out. Shortly after our friend Baxter passed away, I moved back to Spain with my family and Zach was one of my only friends that came to say goodbye at the hotel before i took off. Zach and I kept in contact almost daily, so naturally when I moved back he was one of the first people I contacted to hang out with. Zach can never and should never be remembered for his struggles, but for his kind heart and humor. He was a person that was always there for his friends. I wish I had been able to see him more recently but I had not been able to do so. Its surreal to know he is gone, but never will he be forgotten. I will carry his memory with me every where I go.

Patrick Mileur
10 months ago

Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss.
Pat

Dolly Tiedemann
10 months ago

Sending my sincere sympathy to both families for a life lost much too soon and pray memories of happy times will offer some peace. While I didn’t personally experience Zach’s comedy, it sounds like he had quite a talent to make others smile. That’s a true gift.

Taylor Bishop
10 months ago

Zach was a good a friend. As we grew older, we grew apart and over the years lost touch. However, at onetime we were very close. He always had a great heart and would give you the shirt off his back. His personality was one of a kind. He always knew how to cheer someone up when they were down and was there when you needed him. It’s a shame to see a such a young man go. I reached out about a year ago
to see how Zach was doing. We briefly talked via text and planned on getting up for lunch. Somehow our plans didn’t workout that day and I never heard from Zach again. I wish I would have got to see him again. When I heard the news I was so shocked and sadden to hear that Zach was no longer with us. My prayers are with his family as they go through this tough time. I will
never forget Zach and know he is in a better place now. Until next time my good friend!

Carter
10 months ago

Zach. You are finally free brother. I love you and miss you so much