Zachery "Zack" Pasquale Carpenter passed away suddenly in New Orleans, LA, on May 10th 2013 at the age of 30. Zachery is survived by his mother, Mary Sue Wiegand, (Donald Wiegand); his father, William Merritt Carpenter III, (Elizabeth Carpenter); his brother, William Merritt Carpenter IV, (Maressa Carpenter); nieces, Alessandra and Angelina Carpenter; grandmothers, Susan Borrelli and Virginia Carpenter; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Zachery was born in Medina, NY on November 10, 1982. He graduated from LA Webber High School in 2001 and went on to Alfred State College to earn a degree in 2003. He moved to New Orleans after Katrina to help rebuild the city as an electrician. After the relief, he worked as a Geek Squad technician at Best Buy to present date.
Zachery's passion was skateboarding, starting at the young age of 12. When he moved to New Orleans in November 2005, he helped bring skateboarding to his neighborhood. He was intricate in helping to build "Parisite", a skate park that empowered youth while emphasizing sustainable land in their design. Altruistic and kind, he built additions to the skate park, barbecued twice a week for everyone at the park, and taught kids how to skate every single day. Zach was a member of the local kickball league there. He was an accomplished guitar player, playing throughout his teens and adulthood. He also developed a new passion for gardening while living in Louisiana. He had huge gardens at his home, as well as a garden in the skate park he planted with the local children.
Kindness and generosity were his attributes and it showed in how he lived his life. He will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by all of his friends in New Orleans as well as his family and friends here in New York.
The Elks Club of Albion N.Y #1006 will be hosting a benefit on June 20th with all proceeds going towards The Parisite Skate Park, along with a family memorial the last weekend in July (26-28) at Zachery's fathers home.
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