Obituary: Daniel Zacks

Obituary: Daniel Zacks

He was the father of five sons and was known as an "idea guy."

Daniel Bentley Zacks, 58, passed away peacefully in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born March 20, 1959, in Pittsburgh to Joyce Levison Zacks and the late Barry Zacks.

He is survived by his loving mother, Joyce Zacks Shlesinger, and stepfather, Irving Shlesinger, of Atlanta. He was the oldest of four children and is survived by the three younger siblings: Andrew Zacks (Denise Leadbetter) of San Francisco, Tamara Zacks of Atlanta and Debbie Zacks Robbins (Clifton Robbins) of Greenwich, Conn.

He was the beloved father of five sons: Mark Keller of Dayton, Ohio, Michael Keller of Columbus, Aaron Zacks (Brittany Zacks) of Atlanta, Adam Zacks (Yara Ferreira) of Los Angeles and Joseph Zacks of Columbus. He also is survived by a grandson, Jacob Keller of Dayton, by his former wife, Mary Keller Zacks of Columbus, the mother of his five children.

Daniel attended Bexley High School and graduated from Saddle River Country Day School in Saddle River, N.J.

Those close to him loved his good nature and loving heart. He enjoyed sharing time with each of his children, whether having a fantastic meal, fishing or simply visiting.

Danny’s zest for life and love of travel took him far and wide, and he was known as an “idea guy.” He was a stranger to no one, and people always remembered Danny because he left an imprint wherever he went.

He will be forever loved and remembered.

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