In Memory of
Judd Thaddeus Zagata, 32, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from a drug overdose after a very brave battle with addiction.
Judd was a loving and charismatic child, who had an active childhood filled with sports, summers in the pool, family vacations, and so much joy. He was a compassionate child, always sticking up for the underdogs, and always lending a helping hand to someone in need.
During his young adult years, Judd quickly learned the art of welding, with almost no instruction, and had dreams of one day having his own fabrication shop. Judd loved channeling his creativity and focus into working on almost any task that involved his hands, and took immense pride in all of his projects.
Judd enjoyed so many things during his life, but he most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved the beach, and over the past few years discovered a love of scuba diving and exploring the ocean, which led him to become a Computer Nitrox Diver. Judd was also a thrill seeker, and loved riding anything with a motor - with quads and dirtbikes being his favorite. Judd also enjoyed going to the shooting range, and loved attending live concerts with his friends. Judd viewed life differently than most people do - he believed in quality over quantity, and truly lived his life to the fullest.
Judd battled addiction, experiencing many periods of success, however also had periods of struggle. Judd, however, always remained kind, compassionate and funny; the traits that made him so deeply loved by family and friends. Judd's addiction never defined him as a person. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a grandson, and a friend. Judd will be greatly missed by all of us.
"Life is beautiful - Treat it that way." - Judd Z.