Richard Zarbock

Richard Zarbock, 94, of Troutman, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House.

He was born on August 8, 1922 in Cleveland, OH to the late William and Flora Zarbock. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth Davis Zarbock, on December 25, 2011.

He is survived by his son, Buzz Zarbock (Marti) of Clemmons; daughter, Bow Murdock of Troutman; grandchildren, Hannah Welcher (Robby), Emily Reynolds (Troy) Kati Dunn (Drew) Kristi Wright (James) and Will Zarbock (Jessica) and eleven great grandchildren.

Richard worked as a physical therapist for over sixty years and thoroughly loved his job. He was a vicious supporter of his alumni Duke University, where he received his Master’s Degree. Throughout his career, he worked at the Children’s Hospital in West Virginia, the VA Hospital, Goodwill Industries, Forsyth Hospital, and Iredell Memorial. Richard was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and fought in WWII.

Richard will be remembered for having 94 years of infinite love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His family was his pride. He knew no stranger. A strong handshake and a smile on his face. “Did ya get enough to eat hun? Did ya get enough to drink hun? Did you sleep well hun? Such a good looking family we have. Oh, we had a good time didn’t we?” Yes, Paw Paw, we certainly did. And we thank you. Rest in Peace with Nina. We love you.

The family will receive friends at Troutman Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Zarbock’s memory may be made to Att: Community Café, Rocky Mount UMC, 1739 New Perth Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Richard Zarbock.

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  1. Mike Shinn wrote:

    I was deeply saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. On Wednesday afternoon, I went by for a visit, but a nurse told me Dick was out of the building; I assumed either Bow took him to the doctor or he was on a day trip. I managed to see him twice in the last few weeks–he seemed in good spirits and reasonably good health. We talked about old times when he and my dad mowed the churchyard and did other odd jobs together. He also spoke proudly of his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He and Ruth are back together again as they should be. Sincerely, Mike Shinn