Marlin “Red” Zastrow

By Orleans Hub Posted 20 January 2022 at 4:22 pm

Marlin “Red” Zastrow, 82, of Gasport, NY, devoted father, husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Wed., Jan 19, 2022.

Born in Wilson, NY to Elmer and Gertrude Zastrow on March 15, 1939.  Red retired from Harrison Radiator.  He was an active member of Terry’s Corners Firehall for 57 years.

Red’s life revolved around his family, especially those of his six daughters. He was a constant and loving presence in their lives, made the extra effort to stay in touch, share a good laugh and openly express his love for them. He had many friendships that spanned decades and always enjoyed a cold beer with friends.

He is survived by his sisters: Myra Fry of Lockport, NY, and Annabelle (Arthur) Bird of Niagara Falls, NY; daughters: Tammy (Rob) Flaherty of Annapolis, MD, Debbie (Mike) Palladino of Tonawanda, NY, Sherrie (Dan) MacNeill of Homer, NY, Kelly (Dale) Wick of Mendon, NY, Darcy Watson of N. Tonawanda, NY, Paula (Brian) LeBere of Englewood, Fla.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his wife, Carrol (Welton); sisters: Joan Vought, Pauline Fry, Phyllis Shank; and brother, Howard Zastrow.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and a planted tree, please consider donating to Terry’s Corners Volunteer Fire Company, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY 14607.