John Zacharko Jr.

January 5th, 2021

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, John N. Zacharko, Jr., loving father of two children, passed away at the age of 80. John was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. to John and Anna (Kostrubiak) Zacharko. He proudly served in the Merchant Marines from 1960 through 1964 and always had a story to tell about his days at sea. John had a passion for studying Civil War and World War History and loved the simple things in life such as ice cream, going out to eat and watching movies. In 1978, John and his wife founded Rose Joyce Cosmetics and the business evolved over the years into a family-run internet webstore. John was preceded in death by his father, John, his mother, Anna, and his sister, Elaine (Zacharko) Hunt. He is remembered with love by his children, John (Jackie) and Joyce Hamill (John), his grandchildren, Liam (Nicole) and Ryan, his step-grandchildren, Blake and Calvin (Ebert), his two sisters, Joan and Marie, his former spouse, Rose Joyce as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family. Due to current public health concerns, the family will hold a private memorial at a later date.