Ithaca - Stephen John Zavaski II, age 59 of Ithaca, died unexpectedly on Monday at his residence. Stephen is the son of the late Stephen J. (R. Merle) Zavaski. He enjoyed cooking, raising orchids, listening to his favorite radio show on Sunday evening, and being around his nephews.


Survivors include his brother, David (Donna) Zavaski; a niece, Michelle Starks and Christopher (Stacy Nickerson) Zavaski; three great-nephews, Cosey Starks, Connor Zavaski, and Austin Nicherson; a cousin, Jeane Nash; a longtime friend, Janice Pack.

Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will also be private in Calvary Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.