Bucy, 28, of Chesterton, passed away on October 31, 2018, in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, following a long and difficult struggle with opioid
Zack had spent the
last several months in a rehabilitation setting where he found a supportive
extended family who brought open smiles to his face again, and a happiness
and optimism he hadn’t known for a very long time. He touched many lives
there, and was loved by many. He said he learned that compassion and helping
others was key to his own recovery. Zack’s path was filled with both hope
and heartbreak. Sadly, he lost his battle with addiction, like so many
Zack leaves behind
his mother, Jill Wayne Bucy, and his father David Bucy, both of Chesterton.
He also leaves behind his uncles Craig Wayne (Bonnie), Gary Wayne, and Dean
Wayne, his grandfather Wayne Johnson, and many cousins.
He was preceded in
death by his grandparents Patricia and Jeffrey Johnson, Dorothy Johnson,
William Bucy, and his aunt, Debbie Willett.
Zack was a lifelong
resident of Chesterton. He graduated from Chesterton High School in 2008 and
received his degree from Purdue University. His family and friends will
always remember Zachary as an amazing, bright and articulate young man who
could take charge of any situation. To all the friends he made throughout
the country and beyond, and to anyone else struggling with addiction, Zack’s
message would be to “Push Harder”, which was something he would often write
on his arm for motivation.
“If you haven’t
heard it yet today, I love you.” We will all miss him. Rest in peace, dear
A private memorial
service for Zachary will be held at a later date.
The family requests
that memorial contributions be made in Zachary’s name to Frontline
Foundations, 1008 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
may be made to www.ee-fh.com