Born February 20, 1991 in Clinton, MD, he was the son of James S. Yates and Anna N. (Samen) Yates of Hollywood, MD.
Zachary graduated from Leonardtown High School in 2009 and attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland for two years. Zachary had a passion for music and was particularly fond of the band Tool. He was known for being philosophical in nature, often engaging in metaphysical conversation with his friends and family. Zachary was looking forward to returning to college to further study psychology, with a particular interest in neuropsychology. He had a thirst for knowledge. Zachary was a devoted and caring friend. He will be missed and cherished always.
Zachary is survived by his parents; his sister, Bethany A. Yates of Hollywood, MD; maternal grandmother, Beatrice W. Samen of Accokeek, MD; paternal grandparents, Joan Yates of Belington, WV and Donald C. Yates of Hollywood, MD. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fred M. Samen.
Family will receive friends for Zachary’s Life Celebration on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Remembrances will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held by Rector Brian VanderWel on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 600 Farmington Road W, Accokeek, MD 20607. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walden, 30007 Business Center Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 or www.waldensierra.org.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.