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August 31, 1999 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 20)

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WESTFIELD-Zachary Tyler Saunders, 20, of Westfield, MA passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020. 

Zach was born on August 31, 1999, in Springfield, MA to Robert L. Saunders, III, and Wendy A. (Blascak) Saunders. 

Zach is a 2018 graduate of Westfield Technical Academy.  From a young age, his parents taught him the value of family first which was an asset that shaped his daily life.  Zach was thoughtful and helpful.  He anticipated family and friends needing help and was always ready and available to assist in any way he could. 

Zach was a passionate hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Westfield Sportsmen’s Club.  Zach’s spare time was filled indulging in the sports he loved the most.    Visiting his grandparents in Gloucester, MA and Florida were trips Zach always looked forward to. 

Zach is a lifelong member of the Big T Club, an elite membership he shares with his Grandpa Tony. 

Zach is predeceased by his maternal grandmother Marsha Danek. 

Survivors include his father Robert L. Saunders, III and his wife Bethanie of Westfield, MA, his mother Wendy A. Blascak and her fiancé William Godin of Ludlow, MA, his brother Ethan Saunders of Westfield, MA, his sisters: April Kaminski of Bondsville, MA, Briana Saunders of Brattleboro, VT, and Kassidy Saunders of Westfield, MA, his paternal grandparents Robert L. Saunders, JR of Port Charlotte, FL and Marcia DiLiberti and her husband Joel of Sarasota, FL, his maternal grandfathers Tony BIG T Danek of Longmeadow, MA and Lawrence Blascak, Jr of Lakeland, FL, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members. 

Zach’s family will hold a service at a later date.  Details will be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted to Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC, 691 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Westfield Technical Academy-Horticulture, 33 Smith Ave, Westfield, MA 01085.

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