‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Monday March 28th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

View Details

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Tuesday March 29th, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Joseph's visitation.

Joseph M. Zagar

Joseph M. Zagar

Age 79, passed away suddenly Friday, March 25, 2022 at Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy (Carnegie) Zagar; two sons Robert (Stacy) Zagar and David Zagar; grandchildren Kerstin Zagar, Andrew Zagar and Samantha Marsh; brothers Marty (Rosa), Dan (Sharon), John (Judy), Mike and Tim (Barb) Zagar; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and George Garland.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.


Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Dorothy (Knowles) Zagar; one brother Kenneth Zagar.


Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident.  Joseph retired from Com Ed after 38 years of service.  Member of IBEW Local 1460, subsequently Local 15 steward, chief steward and business representative until his retirement in 1998.  He coached youth sports for many years and was an avid golfer.   Member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.


Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday March 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.   Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.   Visitation Monday 3-7 p.m.   Memorials to the Parkinson's Foundation Midwest, 200 SE 1st St. Ste 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Parkinson.org/Reach/Midwest would be appreciated. 

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Zagar, please visit our flower store.


Dear Mrs Zagar Robert and David I am so sorry to hear about your husband and your father’s passing ‼️ I have very fond memories of Robert ‼️ He was a very genuine kind and knowledgeable person 👍 I had great respect for him ‼️ I always appreciated his support in coaching Robert and David. Please know Nancy your husband and Robert and David your Dad will always be in my prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Sincerely Ed Lewandowski

Ed Lewandowski Mar 30 2022 1:11 AM

Joe was a true gentleman. I remember when he coached the boys at Rivals Park , I was an umpire there then, and i would run into him at Dresden station when i would get sent there. Always had time to say hi and was always willing to help. Proud to call him a friend. My sympathy goes out to his entire family.

Artie Cwudzinski Mar 29 2022 4:55 PM

To Joe from Joe. Joe is one of the greatest people I know. Miss you and will see you in future. I lost a very dear friend! Love from Joe & Barb

Joe Gergely Mar 28 2022 9:39 PM

Mr. Zagar was a great person and leader. I enjoyed playing basketball with Bob and Dave at St. Mary Magdalene. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Mike Franciskovich Mar 28 2022 9:14 PM

Joe was a really good guy! Always upbeat and a very good electrician but an even better person. Worked with him at Dresden.

Mike Franke Mar 26 2022 4:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Zagar

Mike & Bev Duffy Mar 26 2022 2:22 PM

Joe was a wonderful person and a good friend.

Tim & Laura zobel Mar 26 2022 11:55 AM

Joe was an upstanding gentleman to work with. Always friendly with a big smile.

Gary Gallo Mar 25 2022 8:43 PM