Steven Augustus Zandy, 67 of Burgaw, NC passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Wilmington, NC.
Steve was born on January 18, 1953 in Burgaw, NC to Lottie Ramsey Zandy and August Lewis Zandy. He graduated from Burgaw High School in 1972 and UNC Chapel Hill in 1978. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Robert Zandy. Steve is survived by his brother and sister in law Tommy and Julia Zandy of Burgaw, NC, sister Jean Zandy Fidler of Lancaster, PA and sister in law Marilyn Zandy of Hickory, NC. He is also survived by one nephew, four nieces, several great-nieces and great-nephews and special friend of 20+ years, Stuart Goldman of Castleberry, FL.
Steve had many lifelong passions including volunteering his time towards animal rescue and his incomparable devotion for the UNC Tar Heels. He worked tirelessly with his great friend Pat Lambert rescuing animals, keeping records of rescued animals and spent many weekends at adoption events. He never met a dog or cat he did not love! Fostering many dogs and cats over the years brought so much joy to Steve. Additionally, he was especially proud of his UNC education and his love of the Tar Heels. His home was filled with Tar Heel memorabilia; from Tar Heel clothing to a Tar Heel Christmas Tree! Steve also had a special passion for gardening, one he learned from his brother Tommy. He loved to share his harvest with friends and family, and you could always look to Steve to share a great recipe!
Seen by many as sweet and caring, with a cheerful attitude and a contagious smile, Steve brought joy and happiness to his friends and family and will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Steve to Cape Fear Rescue League P.O. Box 1991 Whiteville, NC 28472.
A celebration of life service will be held in the spring.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403