William “Bill” Thomas Zdarko

December 28, 1951 - April 15, 2022

William “Bill” Thomas Zdarko, 70, a resident of Lee County, FL since 2001, formerly of Erie, PA, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born December 28, 1951 in Titusville, PA to Joseph and Mary Zdarko, now deceased.

Bill was a member St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Cape Coral, FL. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. His career path led him to be an MP the Army, being a Police Officer in NJ, and later to own a Country Fair store in Erie, PA.  Upon moving to FL, he retired from Lowe’s.  He was always witty with fun jokes.  His nieces and nephews refer to him as ‘Uncle Snack’, as he always supplied the family cottage with numerous snacks for all!  Every year, he and Joanne would vacation at the family cottage, “The Lake”, and attend our yearly family reunions at the Zdarko “Turkey Farm”.  He was very proud of his grandchildren, Mallory and Ryan, and bragged about them constantly.  He was a wonderful father, husband, and grandfather, who was very loved by everyone.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nine years (giving them more than 30 years together), Joanne Zdarko of Cape Coral; loving children, Tina Zdarko of Cape Coral, Bill Zdarko of Cape Coral,and grandchildren, Mallory and her husband, Jesse Hicks, and Ryan Getty; step-children, Jennifer Beauchamp (Julio) of Cape Coral,  and Matthew Magalhaes of Girard, PA,and step-grandchildren Kaylee, Emma, and Bela Beauchamp; siblings, Barbara “Zephyr” Bergera (Nick) of CA, Joseph Zdarko (Candy) of Port Charlotte, FL, Damien Zdarko (Andy) of Shippenville, PA, and Fred Zdarko of Titusville, PA; brother in law, Calvin Marsh of Pleasantville, PA; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends; as well as Dusty the dog.

Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Miller and Pauline Marsh as well as his sister-in-law Julie Zdarko and his step-grandson, Dylan Beauchamp.

Cremation burial will be at St Catharine’s Cemetery, 12231 PA-8, Titusville, PA 16354, on July 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd S., Cape Coral, FL 33904 on September 19, 2022 at 9:00 am.

Memorial Contributions in memory of William “Bill” Thomas Zdarko are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Valerie’s House, 1762  Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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  1. Cal marsh Apr 22, 2022 at 11:32 am

    A great friend and brother in law. I will always remember our time together , camping, fishing, working together
    He was and is a special person.
    RIP

  2. Alex Jodar Apr 22, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Zdarko thru my buddy, his son Bill, many years ago when I lived in Florida.
    My deepest condolences.
    May he rest n peace.

  3. Cathy Ruffo Apr 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    My deepest sympathy!! I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill, but he was an amazing man because he married my loving , beautiful cousin, Joanne!!..We are thinking of you all…my deepest sympathy..love and hugs

  4. Scott Marsh Apr 22, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    My deepest condolences to all in the family. Bill welcomed me to your family yrs ago, and I’m very glad he did.
    He was very witty, and had a laugh that I’ll always remember.
    May he rest in peace.

  5. Natalie Baldwin Apr 22, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    One of the sweetest and kindest humans, I have ever had the privilege of knowing…

  6. Marty Sopher Apr 22, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. William DeBar Apr 23, 2022 at 4:02 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Bill at Lowes for many years. A kind man with a great sense of humor and always willing to help people out in any way possible. He will be greatly missed.

  8. George A ruppersberg Apr 23, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Sorry to hear about my 1st cousin beaker remember many thoughts from early years.

  9. Lynn McGill Apr 23, 2022 at 10:09 am

    That is obviously a life well-lived–just not long enough.

  10. Frank Fisher Apr 23, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    I was blessed to have Bill as a friend. Met and worked with him a Lowes. Great guy! He will be remembered by many.

  11. David A L'Huillier Apr 28, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I have known him since we were in Boy Scouts and I can’t ever remember him in a bad mood.

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