James Michael Zacher, age 73, passed away August 26, 2018 suddenly at his home in Elgin, Illinois. Born on May 15, 1945 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Michael and Virginia Zacher.

James earned his Associate’s Degree in Electronics and worked for Motorola for 44 years.

He met the love of his life, Barbara, at Motorola, and the two shared 38 wonderful years of marriage.

Loved ones will remember him as a hard worker with a good heart. He always supported charities and people in need. He was an animal lover and enjoyed playing sports. He was active in Ham Radio clubs, and his call number was N9JZ.

James is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Zacher (nee Dewis) and their dogs, Smokey and Dot.

Visitation will be Saturday September 1, 2018 for 10:00 am to 11:00 am with service at 11:00 am at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, Il 60120, Pastor Harold Ross of St Johns Lutheran Church, Elgin, IL officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

For more information please call 847-741-1128.

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