Bob Zarzour


Feb. 5, 1945 - Sept. 11, 2016; Mobile, AL - Dr. Bob Zarzour passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 11, 2016. He was 71. Bob was married to his soulmate, Katherine Armbrecht Zarzour, for 40 years and together they had seven children and three grandchildren. Bob was blessed in many ways, but his greatest joy was his family. He was an all-academic athlete at the University of Florida, recipient of the bronze star while serving as a First Lieutenant in the 101st airborne in Vietnam, and for over 40 years practiced orthopaedic surgery at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic. Known by his contagious humor, wit, wisdom, and passion for learning, "Dr. Z" was an ambassador of God's grace in all that he did. As a dedicated father, loving husband, and heartfelt physician, he will be missed by so many. Bob is survived by his wife, Katherine Zarzour; sons, Taylor Zarzour and daughter-in-law Betsy, of Charlotte, NC; Grant Zarzour, and daughter-in-law, Breanne, of Mobile, AL; Matt Zarzour, and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, of Mobile, AL; Gaines Zarzour, and fiance, Anna, of Mobile, AL; Ryan Zarzour of Atlanta, GA; and his daughter, Mary Katherine Zarzour of New York, NY. He is also survived by his sister, Pam, and husband, Ted, of Ocala, FL. Zeke was beloved to his grandchildren, Katie, Grace, and Wyatt Zarzour. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rita Zarzour; his daughter, Katie Zarzour; and his brother, Thomas Zarzour.

Below is Bob's biography submitted prior to the 50th reunion: Orthopaedic Surgeon Gables 1962...UF 1966...Army 101st Airborne Div Viet Nam 1967-1968...worked in Miami 1969-1971-learned how to drink and socialize...UF medical school 1971-1975...met a beautiful girl named Katherine...married her few months later...residency orthopaedic surgery 1975-80 USAMC. Six children: Taylor 34-sports broadcaster, Grant 28 first year orthopaedic residency, Matt 26 just finished masters degree business at Alabama, Gaines 24 commercial real estate, Ryan 22 senior at Alabama business major, Mary Katherine second year at Alabama business planning...two grandchildren Katie-6 Grace-5. Currently very busy medical practice with no plans to retire...we live in Mobile Alabama.