Stuart I. Zarchen

DATELINE: Nicholasville, KY

Zarchen, Stuart I., 72, died Monday, February 22, 2021, at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Oscar and Harriette (Krasner) Zarchen, he had lived in Nicholasville, KY for over 45 years, previously living in FL. He was a controller for Commonwealth X-Ray in Lexington, KY, until his retirement. Stuart was a graduate of URI, a member of the former Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, and an avid Patriots fan.

Dear brother of Clifford Zarchen of Wakefield, RI. Cherished cousin of many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the URI Foundation, Maurice Zarchen Endowment Fund in Hockey, 79 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881.  Shiva will be private. For online condolences, please visit

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

To view a recording of the service, please CLICK HERE.


  1. Steve Levitt
    Feb 26, 2021

    My condolences to the Zarchen.

  2. Jack Krasner
    Feb 27, 2021

    Stu was always upbeat with a positive, can-do attitude. He watched out for me when I was a Freshman and he was a Senior at URI. That meant so much to me. Stu was a terrific athlete, very competitive on the field yet gentle as a lamb off. I miss him so.

  3. Freyda Winick Zieff
    Mar 1, 2021

    Stuart was a dear cousin in our family. He had a beautiful sweet nature that came from our beloved grandparents. He leaves us all way too soon. His memory is a blessing.

  4. Mal Goldenberg
    Mar 2, 2021

    Stu was a gentle, kind yet determined person. We shared our love of the Patriots and myself and my 2 sons stayed with him and went to the Squish the Fish Game in Miami. Condolences to Cliff and the family. Mal, Avis, Peter, Paul & Polly Goldenberg.

  5. Steve
    Mar 2, 2021

    Stu was a good Phi Sigma Delta. After I graduated URI and looked after the fraternity with Saul Fern, Stu was helpful and a mature fraternity member. A great guy and a brother others could count on. I am sorry to learn he passed on.

  6. Nancy Mushlin
    Mar 2, 2021

    Stu was age 70 but going on 50. He was such a great athlete and so young at heart. His heart exemplified who he was; a gentle and caring sole taken way too soon. He will be sorely missed by all his cousins, family and friends. God bless you Stu. Rest in peace.

  7. Paul Goldenberg
    Mar 2, 2021

    Stu was a friend of my dad’s, then my hockey coach, then my friend. He was always so positive
    and encouraging to me and my brother. Best wishes to the Zarchen family.

  8. Ralph I Nathan
    Mar 2, 2021

    Cliff, my deepest condolences. I am heartbroken to hear this news about Stu. He was a wonderful friend . I still think about the gang from Sunter Street often.

    Mar 2, 2021

    Condolences to the Zarchen family … Stu coached my son Michael … he was a good encouraging and patient man …

  10. Saul Fern
    Mar 3, 2021

    Condolences to the Zarchen family. When advising the fraternity chapter at URI I had many occasions to meet with Stu and always enjoyed our conversations and valued his opinions. He was a true fraternity brother.

  11. We are deeply saddened by Stu’s passing. Every time I look out our windown I expect to see Stu and Molly going for their many daily walks. Stu, we will continue to watch after sweet Molly even when she finds her new forever home. We will miss your sweet spirit, your kindness and your friendship. We always enjoyed our sidewalk conversations and our playtime with Molly. Our neighborhood will not be the same without the two of you. Rest in peace Stu. ” The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”

  12. Robin Cossin
    Mar 3, 2021

    Stuart was a sweet man, a wonderful cousin, always fun to be with. May his memory be a blessing.

  13. Brandon & Jessica Roberts
    Mar 4, 2021

    We will never find a better neighbor than Stu. Always a friendly smile and conversation. I once told Stu we were visiting Boston to sightsee and go to a Celtics game. He told me many stories, and passed along many tips for our visit. One of those tips…to tug on the doors on the backside of Fenway Park. I tried it, and three doors later I was inside Fenway on a self-guided tour of an empty stadium. A memory I will always cherish…especially so now.

  14. Rhonda Brown
    Mar 4, 2021

    Cliff, so very sorry about your brother. A difficult time, allow your grief to heal

  15. Robert Buco
    Mar 7, 2021

    To Cliff and the Zarchen family

    I was so saddened to hear about Stu. My relationship with Stu goes back to tenth grade at Hope. Little did I know that our paths would cross some years later with my long association with his dad in accounting. Both men were gentlemen and will be missed.

  16. Naomi Krasner
    Mar 9, 2021

    I was very saddened to learn of Stuart’s death. His mother Harriette was my first cousin. My sympathies to Cliff, other family and friends. May his memory be for a blessing. Naomi

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