Deceased Information


    Jack Zbar

  • AGE



    Friday, July 01, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, July 06, 2022


    02:30 PM




    Meeting ID: 830 6141 6847

    Passcode: 742237


    • Georgia Tech Foundation

      Leda L. and Jack J. Zbar Scholarship in the School of Materials Science & Engineering
    • Georgia Tech Foundation

      Leda L. and Jack J. Zbar Scholarship in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


    Jack Jacobs Zbar passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 1, 2022 at the age of 87. He was born to Sam and Estelle Zbar in Tampa, Florida on February 1 1935.

    After graduating from Plant High School, he attended GaTech and earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a Masters in Chemical Engineering. While at Tech he discovered a passion for racing cars, was an accomplished swimmer on the Tech Swim team, and enjoyed being a member of AEPi Fraternity where he met some of his lifelong friends.

    His constantly curious mind expanded his interests in scuba diving, underwater cinematography, and collecting an extensive shell collection.

    As a young adult, he founded his own chemical engineering company – Arrow Engineering – in 1970 in Dalton, Georgia. He held many patents that established him as a leader in the chemical, manufacturing and textile industries. 

    Jack was named a College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus in 1996, elected to the Engineering Hall of Fame in 2003 and was a member of The Hill Society of GaTech.

    As he was happy to be in a position to give back, Jack, along with his wife Leda, established the Leda L and Jack J Zbar Scholarship at GaTech, and were contributing members to the Jewish National Fund and the Naples Florida Senior Center.

    He loved being with his family most. His humor, wit and warmth will be missed by his loving wife Leda Zbar, his son Clay Zbar (Shari), his daughters Beth Marks (Michael), Stephanie Footer (Luke Warren), his grandchildren Jeff Marks(Angel), Greg Marks, Jennifer Zbar, Jake Footer, and Justin Footer. He is also survived by his in laws Susie and Bruce Golubock, Joel and Mindy Loshak, and many adored nieces and nephews.

    In memory of Jack, donations may be sent to the Georgia Tech Foundation at 760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30308 in support of the Leda L. and Jack J. Zbar Scholarship in the School of Materials Science & Engineering or in support of the Leda L. and Jack J. Zbar Scholarship in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.  Gifts may also be made online at  Graveside services will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, July 6 at Arlington Memorial Park and via Zoom on Dressler's website:

    Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • George Goldstein

    My sincere condolences on Jack’s passing. I have very fond memories of spending time with both of you. Jack was one of the nicest individuals I have ever known.

  • Zoe Hicks

    Dear Leda, I was so saddened to learn about Jack's passing in the AJC. He was such a special man and such a delight to know. What a great asset he and you were and are to GA Tech. He inspired many through his incredible success and support of the school in so many ways. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Raye Lynn and Roy Banks

    Leda, Beth and your entire family, we are thinking of you all and Jack with much love. He was such a good man and we know how much he will be missed.

  • Rhoda Margolis

    Dear Leda and Family, Stephen joins me extending our condolences to you at this difficult time. It has been said that “even a long life ends too soon, but a good name lives forever”. Jack’s is a very good name, that of a true mensch. May you find comfort in thoughts of happier times. Rhoda and Stephen Margolis

  • russell robinson

    Leda my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. i know no words can bring real comfort during this time yet know that my prayers for you strength are with you always may his memories bring you smiles always Russell Robinson

  • Diane Braun

    Dearest Leda I am saddened to hear about Jack’s death. My heart goes out to you and your family. Losing someone is so difficult, I know, and I hope your memories will be a comfort to you. Warmly Diane Braun

  • Carol Stoops

    We just recently met Jack, as a new neighbor in Bay Harbor. He was admiring one of his beautiful flowering trees, and struck up a conversation. He mentioned that he was from Tampa originally, and loved this area of Florida, which he has seen before it was developed. I thanked him for the photographs of the “shell ridge” where our neighborhood began. We are sorry for your loss, Leda. Jack mentioned you frequently, with admiration and fondness.

  • Bill and Sally Israel

    Dear Leda and family. Jack was a lifelong friend from our Georgia Tech days together. He was an extraordinary person in many respects, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May the memories of the life he led be a blessing. Sally and I send our sincere condolences.

  • Beth Gluck

    Dear Leda and Family: Jack left a strong and sweet impression on me. May his memory inspire you and bring you peace. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Beth

  • Elaine

    Leda, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Although it has been while since we communicated, I think of you often.

  • Elaine

    Leda, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Although it has been a long time since we communicated; pleasek

  • Nancy isenberg

    Leda I am so sorry for your loss Your are in my thoughts and my heart May his memory always be for a blessing Nancy

  • Gloria Merlin

    Leda, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. I hope your good memories help to sustain you at this sad time.

  • Joan M Stuart

    I am so sorry to learn of Jack’s death. I had the pleasure of working with him when I was at JF&CS. He was a very fine man. May his memory be a blessing to you.

  • Judy Cone

    Leda, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. May all the good memories you have of him and your life with him bring you comfort.

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