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Zach Tabak
December 11, 1991 - April 22, 2018

Zach Tabak

Zach Tabak
Dec 11, 1991 - Apr 22, 2018

Zach Tabak
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Madison - Zach Tabak, 26, died early Sunday morning on April 22, 2018, in Madison, following a pedestrian/car accident in Middleton. He was an organ donor. Zach was born December 11, 1991 in Kansas City, Missouri but spent most of his life in Madison, attending Crestwood Grade, Jefferson Middle and Memorial High Schools, where he graduated in 2010. At Memorial he was a member of the varsity tennis team and bowling club. He earned a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2014. He is the son of Diane and Larry Tabak of Madison. Zach was an enthusiastic participant in games of all sorts. He was a member of the Madison Backgammon Club and traveled to cities across the Midwest for competitions. Other pursuits included tennis, competitive pinball and Magic the Gathering, which he played avidly from a young age. He was also a familiar face at area poker tables. Zach was employed at WPS Insurance and aspired to an actuary career. He is survived by his parents; his older brother, Josh of San Francisco; and his grandfather, Tom Shanley of Des Moines. Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison 53711 with burial to follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, 7302 Mineral Point Road. Charitable donations can be made to Temple Beth El, or a charity of choice meaningful to you. The family would like to thank the EMS responders and the staff at the UW Emergency Room.

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Kitty & Bob Law on Jul 2, 2019

Dearest Diane, I remember when you spoke so fondly of your boys when we were at work. We're so very sorry for your loss. Please know you did everything right as parents. God Bless you in your grief.

Michael Hron on Apr 27, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Tabak family. I cannot imagine how tragic this is for you. My thoughts are prayers are with you.

Cantor Paul Buch on Apr 24, 2018

The Board of the Rabbis and Cantors Retirement Plan, of which Uncle Bob Tabak is a member share our deepest condolences. May Zach's memory be an eternal blessing.

Larry Wagner on Apr 24, 2018

My sympapthy To his Loved Ones. I had known Zach around the Poker Tables And Will share that he was not only a great player but also conducted himself with Integrity and Maturity beyond his years. To his Parents You did good! I will miss him! R.I.P. Larry.Glad to play Sat with him.

Larry on Apr 24, 2018

Zach's last game, SportsBowl 4-21-18

Larry on Apr 24, 2018

Last May in the Badlands

Zach Tabak on Apr 24, 2018

Zach with family

Larry on Apr 24, 2018

Memorial Tennis

Larry on Apr 24, 2018

First day of college

Lawrence Tabak on Apr 24, 2018


Lawrence Tabak on Apr 24, 2018

Pam Krill on Apr 23, 2018

Larry, I just heard about this terrible accident. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you and your family must be going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Nancy Moore on Apr 23, 2018

Diane, Larry and Josh-
My deepest condolence to you. The brief encounters I had with Zach left me with impressions of a respectful, intelligent, pleasant young man. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything I or my family can do for you. You are in our thoughts. Peace and comfort to you. Nancy Moore and Jim Deluhery



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