Zach was Born September 18 1983, Zach was Killed July 20 2001 by Tim Colletto
Please help us keep Zach's memory alive. Please donate to the: Zachary Lyle Seidlitz Scholarship fund. Please Send donations to: CO Zach Seidlitz Attleboro Highschool Scholarship fund Rathbun Willard Drive Attleboro MA 02703 Please note on the check or money order that it is for the Zach Seidlitz fund. Thank you for helping us keep Zach's memory alive.
Itís time for us to say good-bye
And thereís just no easy way
Weíre gathered here together
And we donít know what to say.
I know youíre up there watching us
And saying, ĒPlease donít cryĒ
While we all mourn together
Wondering how we will get by.
Although your time on earth was short
The impact you made was great
And though it hurts to lose you
We have to believe it was fate.
I know youíre right here with us
Even though we canít see your face
With everyday that passes by
Weíll feel your loving embrace.
I canít believe youíre gone from me
How could you be taken away?
There were so many things left to do
So many things left to say.
But you taught me many, many things
The most important being love
I know our love will never change
Because youíre watching from above.
The love we shared was special
And for that Iím forever glad
Iíll remember all the fun we had
Through the good times and the bad.
You were more than just a cousin to me
You were also a true friend
I canít believe your time on earth
Has already come to an end.
But I know my last connection to you is eternal
It is truly everlasting
We will always have an endless tie
In all the years of passing.
So I wonít say goodbye to you
For this is not the end
One day weíll be together
My cousin and my friend.
LOVING YOU ALWAYS!
YOUR FAVORITE COUSIN,
A little about Zach
Zach was born on September 18th 1983. His life was ended on July 20 2001 at 17 years of age. Zach was the passenger in a car and killed in a car crash. Zach was a person who loved life. He loved sports especially baseball and hockey. He was caring and considerate to everyone.
Zach left behind his brother Josh and both parents, also many loving friends and relatives. Zach continues to be missed on a daily bases and our lives have been changed forever, sadly changed for the worse.
Zach's friend Tim Colletto was driving the car the night Zach died, and later pleaded guilty to drunk driving death resulting. Zach trusted his friend to get him home safe. His friend let him down. Tim served one year in jail for his crime, which is the going rate in the state of Massachusetts.
Shortly after Zach died Tim sent us a sympathy card that read:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Seidlitz I am so very verysorry about everything that happened.Nothing I say or do can bring Zach Back.I wish that it was me that died,Zach was my best friend and I will never forget him as long as I live.
Please know that I feel so very terrible and my only thoughts are of Zach and your family.I will forever pray for you.I am thinking of things that I can do to keeps Zach?s memory alive.I hope someday I can speak to kids and tell Zach?s story.No amount of punishment for me will change anything and I take full responsibility.
With Love Tim.
Tim's Parents also sent a card it read: Zach was a terrific kid a great athlete and a friend to many.For the rest of our lives we will hold Zach, and all of Zach's family in our hearts thoughts and prayers, we will do everything in our power to keep Zach's memory alive
Our questions to Tim and his family are; 1. Have you lived up to the words that you wrote? 2. Have you kept your promises to us and especially to Zach? 3. Have truly done everything within your power to keep Zach's memory alive? 4. Or have you tried to distance yourself from this tragedy?
An open Letter to Tim Colletto Tim, We understand you did not intentionally kill Zach, we know that you started out that night as friends.
Our sadness grief, anger is from the loss of our son, and our disgust is from your actions since the very first moment that Zach died.
Your attitude and actions from the first moment after the crash to this day anger me the most. I will eventually put the police report on this site so that anyone that chooses to can see what actually happened that night from the police report.
Your denial from the first minute to claim you had no passenger in the car to claim no knowledge of the poor sole that lay dead in the middle of the highway, not once not twice but three different times when you where asked if you had a passenger you said no. Your refusal later to admit where the alcohol had come from, to refuse to tell the truth and set the record right angers me. You had the opportunity to do the right thing so many times but at every turn you continue to make bad decisions.
No court apology, fights in Providence outside of a club while on probation numerous parole violations that you got away with Especially the trip to Vegas drinking and partying that you so proudly had pictures of on your hobbitmoshpits website. Now that site is a link to a Buddhist site and the drunken partying pictures are gone. I personally like the Buddhist site and have spent many hours reading and studying it. But I do not believe for a second you have read it or can and will be changed because of it. I do not believe for a second that you grieve for Zach your friend my son. I do not believe you have one bit of remorse for what you did nor do I believe you have ever wanted to be accountable for your actions and the death of Zach.
You made promises to us and to Zach, we never asked you to make the promises, you chose to make them. Zach's death that night has changed our lives and our family forever. We sadly will never be the same and we will never be able to change it.
We lost a child and a brother, you lost a friend. You may choose to forget your friend, you may choose to not live up to your promises. But we will never forget our son or how your actions have changed his life and ours forever.
Tim please do the right thing before it is to late. You do not need to do it for us, but do it for Zach and for yourself. Do it for the good of your spirit and Zach's spirit. Because in the end it is not us that will be passing judgment on you, but it may very well be Zach. Tim If you have study the Buddhist web site you know the power of Karma and that Karma has a very powerful way of influencing everything that happens to us.
Some people may read this and feel I am being to harsh on you. It is ironic to me how some people may feel bad for you and loose site of the fact that you are alive to pursue your dreams, goals and raise a family and Zach lies dead with no ability to pursue anything. You are not and have never been the victim in this. Zach is the victim and everyone who loved him and lost him is a victim of this.
Your promises have been empty and all you have given us is five years of tears, five years of struggling to live each day and five years of a hell that your actions are and forever will be responsible for. Dale, Brenda, Josh