CW4 Bryan Zemek

Bryan Zemek, 36 of Oxford,Mississippi, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, doing what he loved. 

He was born June 6, 1987 in Tupelo, MS. CW4 Bryan Zemek, a distinguished AH-64 helicopter pilot, lived his life with a passion that matched the intensity of the skies he navigated. Known among friends and family for his deep dedication to aviation, Bryan was the embodiment of commitment, never approaching any task with less than his whole heart. His love for his family was paralleled only by his pride in their achievements, a topic he spoke of with both affection and admiration. Despite his quiet and private nature, Bryan’s penchant for utilizing an expansive vocabulary revealed the depth of his thoughts and feelings. 

In his Army unit, he was not just a pilot but a father figure, setting high standards out of love, ensuring that excellence was not just an aspiration but a reality. Bryan’s legacy is a testament to a life lived with purpose, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the skies and the loved ones he cherished.

Survivors include his wife, Robyn Zemek of Oxford, MS; parents, Louis Zemek, Sr. and Sally Zemek of Belmont, MS originally from Throop and Scranton, respectively; daughter, Avery Sinn of Oxford, son, Ayden Zemek of Belmont, son, Swayze Sinn of Oxford, son, Logan Zemek of Belmont; brothers: Louis (Anna) Zemek, Jr., Jaime Zemek, Jason Zemek; nephews: Austin Weems, Ryan Zemek, Tripp Zemek, Cole Zemek, Calen Zemek; nieces: Kate and Katherine Zemek;  local family members including aunts and uncles Carol Thomas and her husband James “Sam”, Ann Kochis, all of West Scranton; Tom Wheeler and his wife Bridget of Fleetville; and  Ricky Zemek and his wife Kathy of Mt. Cobb; cousins; countless grateful admirers of Bryan for his service to our country and his ultimate sacrifice.  

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Thomas and Thelma Mae Lewis Wheeler of West Scranton; paternal grandparents Martin and Roberta Beyer Zemek of Throop;  uncles Larry Kochis and Edward Zemek; and aunt Judith Zemek Morrison.

Services will be 3:00 pm Monday, March 18, 2024, at Davis Event Center on the campus of Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi.

Military Honors will be rendered on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.

Local Arrangements by the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton, PA.

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  1. Bob Yobs

    My sincere condolences to the family. So sorry for your troubles. I’m friends with Lou, his Dad from high school.

  2. Rita and Bob Selemba

    Dear Sal, Lou and family….Bob and I extend our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your son. May he rest in peace and thank you for your service to our country.

  3. Rich Kucharski

    Lou and Sally . Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace !! In case you don’t know ,my wife passed away on 8/28 /20 . God Bless !!

  4. Bernie Genova Bussacco

    Sally, Lou and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your son was a true patriot, passionate and committed to his mission in life. Thank you for his, and your, service to our country. RIP

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