Spain, Zachary David Igor
Birth: Tuesday, July 28, 1998
Death: Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the age of 22
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Zachary David Igor Spain (Zack) was born July 27, 1998 in Novosibirsk, Russia. He was adopted in April of 1999 and was brought home to Huntingtown, MD on May 1, 1999 by his parents, David and Kandia Spain.
Zack grew up in Huntingtown and attended Plum Point Elementary School and Plum Point Middle School. He attended Huntingtown High School and graduated in 2016. During his elementary and middle school years Zack played soccer for CCPR and CSA. His passion was swimming and he first began competing at the age of 5 for the Marlton Marlins. He continued swimming in summer leagues with the Kings Landing Lionfish. He swam 3 years for Huntingtown High School and made it to the State Swim Meet for the Maryland High School Association. He later coached and was a lifeguard.
Huntingtown United Methodist Church was a part of Zack's life growing up. He was a member of the youth group and drama group and participated in many the Christmas plays.
Zack loved being with his friends, beach vacations, and traveling. He also enjoyed attending musicals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was a friend to many people and was always willing to help someone in need. He attended 1 year of college but didn't know what career to pursue until recently. Protecting the environment was always important to him and he decided to study political science with the goal of working for an environmental protection group.
Zack was a kind and loving person who had many ups and downs during his teenage years but he always loved his family.
Zack was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Edward and Patricia Black, paternal grandfather Garland Spain and cousin Garth Alexander Black.
He is survived by his parents David and Kandia Spain, siblings David (DJ) James Spain, Allisa (Alli) Marie Spain, and Theodore (Ted) Spain, grandmother Margaret Anne Spain, uncles David Black (Shirley) of Harrisburg, PA, Garth Black (Molly) of Pittsburgh, PA, and Thomas Black (Kathy) of Mechanicsville, VA. He is also survived by cousins Erin Witters (Todd), Jonathan Black (Jessica), Bethany Kurp (Justin), Abby McGlone (Dylan), Patrick Black, Kristen Black, Madison and McKenzie Witters, and Bennett Black, Ms. Donna White, who was practically his grandmother, and his cats Abby and London.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Zack's name may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at the address and link below.
The services for Zack will be live streamed on the Rausch Funeral Home Facebook page on Thursday, December 3 starting at 10:55 AM and can be accessed by using the following link https://www.facebook.com/RauschFH. The services will begin at 11:00 AM.