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Funeral Services Scheduled For 'Inspiring' North Salem HS Grad, 21

Zack Bassin
Zack Bassin Photo Credit: Contributed

Funeral arrangements for a 21-year-old Carmel resident and North Salem High School graduate who was named one of Marst College's most inspiring students have been announced.

Zachary Bassin of Carmel died on Tuesday, Aug. 1 due to chronic rejection of a double lung transplant.

A 2013  North Salem High School graduate, he worked as an intern at Madison Square Garden in public relations this past semester at Marist.

His funeral will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Rd., Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

He was born with cystic fibrosis and battled medical obstacles his whole life, including a double lung transplant, post transplant lymphoma and finally chronic rejection of his lungs.

He is survived by his parents, Phyllis and Alfred, and his brother, Ethan.

His courage inspired his friends and everybody who heard his story. His sense of humor and love of sports attracted a wealth of friends.

Marist College chose him as one of its "100 Inspiring Students."

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Zachary's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater New York Chapter or Donate Life America.

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