Isay "Sasha" Zbarsky

Born: Tue., Jul. 17, 1928
Died: Thu., May 31, 2018


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jun. 06, 2018
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home


Graveside Service

11:30 AM Wed., Jun. 06, 2018
Location: Norbeck Memorial Park


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Isay "Sasha" Zbarsky, 89, of Olney, MD passed away on May 31, 2018. Son of the late Sophia and Yakov Zbarsky. He was loved by two daughters, Yelena Zbarsky of Brookeville, MD and Rimma Dean of Olney, MD, as well as four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

As a teenager, Sasha took care of his mother and sister, and later on, when he was in his 50s, he made a leap to victory by bringing his wife and children to America. Sasha had a strong will  and an unsurpassed zest for life. He loved to travel and play chess.

Relatives and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10am to 11am at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882. A graveside service will follow at 11:30am at Norbeck Memorial Park, 16225 Batchellors Forest Rd., Olney, MD 20832.

Donations may be made to either of the following (in memory of Isay Zbarsky):

Brooke Grove Foundation, 18100 Slade School Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860 (This donation is to support their work in caring for the elderly and disabled).

Heart Failure Society of America, 9211 Corporate Blvd., Suite 270 Rockville, MD 20850 

Memo note: Education & Awareness Initiatives Program (This donation is to support programs for professionals and community-based education for patients).

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Bobak Esfarjani
   Posted Sun June 03, 2018

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Bobak and Tiffany.

Very few lives have a resonance that lasts beyond their time. Sasha lived one of those lives. His courage late in life was the seed that allowed his family to grow into a thriving forest. He was a man of firm strength-of-will, but also deep, welcoming love. He was a powerful figure as a grandfather, and his way of thinking, sense of humor, and openness is intertwined with my own personality. I'll miss Sasha, but I know he hasn't left, because he truly is a part of me. Love, Bobak


Tina Esfarjani
   Posted Sun June 03, 2018

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Tina Esfarjani.

Sasha, You touched my heart. You will be forever missed. I love you. -Tina


Cindy Hall
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
To Yelena and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You were an awesome daughter and I pray for God's grace to cover you in the days and weeks to come.

Cindy Hall

Keivan Esfarjani
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Sasha, you will dearly be missed by your family. You were a fun person to be around, yet you were also strong and passionate. I shared my passion of playing chess and pool games with you. Rest in peace.

Keivan Esfarjani
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Keivan Esfarjani.

Sasha, you will dearly be missed by your family. You were a fun person to be around, yet you were also strong and passionate. I shared my passion of playing chess and pool games with you. Rest in peace.


Miamah Braddox
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Dearest Rimma, I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to your entire family. No matter what age, it is so difficult to lose a parent. God give you and your family the strength and understanding you need during this very sad time.
Love you,
Miamah

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