Zachary Thomas Dickinson passed away on May 26th, 2020 at the age of 34.
He was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany to William and Nancy Dickinson on July 26th, 1985.
Zachary leaves behind his wife Archana, son Zane and numerous family members and friends. He will be tremendously missed by those who knew him.
Zachary’s personality was the magnet that attracted so many people to him. From an early age, he always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude that was infectious. Zachary bettered the lives of those around him and his love and devotion to his friends and family will be everlasting.
Zachary achieved numerous accomplishments thanks to his unmatched drive and dedication to self-improvement.
He achieved his life-long dream of becoming a pilot in the US Army where he flew both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Zachary’s 18 years in the Army provided him with the training and experience to become employed as a pilot with American Airlines. While with American Airlines, he was a consummate professional that treated those on his flight like family.
Zachary was a proud graduate of West Virginia University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in 2011. He was an experienced world travel that saw much of the world thanks to his deployments in the Army and travels with his wife and son.
Zachary was an avid outdoors man that took every opportunity to hike and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. While he accomplished so much in life, his greatest accomplishment was being a loving and devoted father to his son.
Zachary had many titles in his life: Soldier, aviator, brother, son, friend, husband and most importantly father. Truly, a life well lived that will be celebrated by those he loved.
Friends will be received from 12 till 1:30 p.m., the time of service, Friday, June 19th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rotary to Airline Group (RTAG), widely known as The Veteran Aviation Charity, at rtag.org.