Obituary for Zachary Clooney
24, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his home. Zach was a 2011 graduate of Saint Xavier High School, and attended Spalding University where he was a proud member of the 2012 Small College World Series Championship team.
He is survived by his parents, Christel and Andy; sister, Shea; and his best friend and brother, Luke. He is also survived by his grandmother, Peggy Boone; grandfather, Tom Boone; grandparents, Suzanne and Ray Clooney, great-grandparents, Bob and Beverly Massey; aunt and uncle Tyler and Krystle Boone; uncle, Chris Boone; aunt
and uncle, Paula and Jim Fowler; aunt and uncle, Pat and Jim Elliot; aunt and uncle, Rob and Glenda Massey; aunt Kelly Clooney; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Zach was larger than life, always lighting up a room with his smile and laugh, always wanting to make others laugh and feel welcome. He had a huge heart, loved UL athletics, and was a rock of support to his family, always affectionate with great big hugs to his Mom and Dad, and never shy to tell his family that he loved them. Zach was especially close to his brother and best friend, Luke. They spent many hours talking about life, listening to music, watching movies, and making plans for a bright future. He loved his dog Bobo who passed away before him, and was loved and comforted to the end by his puppies Brandi and Brooksie.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 from 2 – 8 PM at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.
His funeral mass will be Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 10:00 AM Saint Stephen Martyr Church, 2931 Pindell Ave., Louisville, KY 2017.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice.