Mr. Zachary Allen Platia

  • Born: August 4, 1993
  • Died: February 14, 2019
  • Location: North Royalton, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Son, Dear Brother, Beloved Grandson, and Cherished Nephew, Cousin and Friend of Many

Message From The Family

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Zachary Allen Platia, age 25, of North Royalton, Ohio; loving son of Christy and Ken Ward, and Charlie Platia; dear brother of Hunter and Taylor Ward, and Charlie and Melania Platia; beloved grandson of Cheryl Sherrick, Bob Sherrick, and Charles and Marylou Platia; nephew, cousin and friend of many. Zachary was a 2012 graduate of North Royalton High School. He was a rabid Cleveland Browns supporter, and a New York Yankees fan. He really enjoyed MMA events and playing video games, he had an extensive sneaker collection, and he treasured the companionship of his dog "Slate." Zachary passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Although flowers are appreciated, please consider a memorial contribution to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, or visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Funeral service at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Reception to follow at the Sip-N-Post, 5581 Wallings Road (at State Road), North Royalton. Cremation by Busch Crematory.



Condolence & Memory Journal


Remembering you today Zachary.I Pray for all the lost young souls including my Beloved Son Mark who Passed from this Earthly World suddenly121/2 years ago.I Pray for them that they are Resting Peacefully in the Spirit World until they are reunited once again by their family here who one day will join them there.

Posted by Ed MacLeod - Painesville, OH   February 13, 2020


My thoughts & prayers to you all. No words can be said for losing a child

Posted by Jeannine Winkelmann - Amityville, NY - Family   February 23, 2019

Grief can be very hard but with with God's comfort he gives it helps us cope Hosea 13:14

Posted by A friend   February 22, 2019


My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Zack, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. The Rager family

Posted by Dannette Rager - Akron, OH - Family Friend   February 20, 2019

Zack you were a person that will always be in our heart . and you are already missed Love Terry Rupert Sr.

Posted by Terry Rupert Sr. - Lakewood, OH - Family   February 20, 2019

To my grandson Zack you are my heart and I love you so much can't imagine life without you honey but I know you are pain free now I just want you to be at peace and look in once in a while to make sure your moms okay. We miss you so much honey I love you more then all the stars in the universe love nana

Posted by Cheryl Sherrick - Wickliffe, OH - Grandparent   February 20, 2019

Dear Christy and family, our deepest sympathies on zacharys passing. Love, uncle Dan and Chris

Posted by Dan Sherrick - Canton, OH   February 19, 2019

You were a friend of my son, Tommy. I met you several times and you were such a nice young man. Tommy loved you and has cried many tears. I hope you are looking down on all the people who loved you. I know they are reliving memories of their time with you. You were loved....know that..... You will forever be missed.

Posted by Diane Kotowski - Friend   February 19, 2019

To the whole family and all of Zach's close friends my family sends our deepest sympathy and prayers. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Joe Quayle - North Royalton, OH - Teacher   February 19, 2019

Hunter, Taylor and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother and son. -Mrs. Boduszek

Posted by Monica Boduszek - Broadview Heights, OH - Teacher   February 19, 2019

Rest in paradise, Zack. You'll be missed ❤
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time. ❤

Posted by Rebecca Nicholls - North Royalton, OH - Friend   February 18, 2019

Ken and family sorry for your loss. Chuck DeFini

Posted by Chuck DeFini - Wiloughby, OH   February 18, 2019


I Pray Zachary that you have found Peace in Paradise,surrounded by your Heavenly Family and other young Souls who have Departed this World too soon.I Pray too that your Spiritual Journey brings you Comfort and Eternal Love.God Bless your Soul

Posted by Ed MacLeod - Euclid, OH   February 17, 2019


Deepest Sympathy to the Family & Friends of Zachary from a Dad who also lost a Son suddenly 2days after Father's Day in 2007.He lived in Parma at the time of his Passing. I know the pain that you are experiencing & Pray that your cherished Memories of Zachary will carry you through this difficult time. Respectfully,Ed

Posted by Ed Macleod - Euclid, OH   February 17, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes to the Platia family and friends, I'm very sorry for your loss. May the loving God of all comfort and hope, give you the needed comfort during this time of sadness. Psalms 94:19


Posted by Tiffaney G - OH   February 17, 2019

The North Royalton Alumni Association extends sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Diana Skorepa - North Royalton, OH   February 16, 2019

Your were an amazing friend and support system . I will miss our talks. I will see you one day. Thank you for being my friend. Condolences to family and friends.

Posted by Melissa Williams - North Royalton, OH - Friend   February 15, 2019

Rest easy buddy. No more pain.

Posted by Herbie Munoz - Berea, OH - Friend   February 15, 2019

We love you guys so much and hold you close in our hearts. Wish we could take the pain away for you. May Zack rest in peace with the angels.

Posted by Edee Baytos - Chandler, AZ - Family Friend   February 15, 2019

We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Know we are thinking of you and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Kaye and Ed Donnelly - Mentor, OH - Family Friend   February 15, 2019

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