Zachary Marcel Bristol-Aldrich, age 26, of Okemos, MI, passed away September 18, 2017. Zachary was born November 15, 1990, in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Okemos High School in 2009.
Survived by his best friend “Goose”; his mother, Tammy Bristol-Aldrich; father, Jason Aldrich; twin brother, Shane Bristol-Aldrich (Teagan); sister, Destiny Aldrich; grandparents, Dennis & Bev Bristol, Jim & Cricket Aldrich, Darlene (Will) Meister; great-grandma, Janice Bristol; uncles, Chad (Rachel), Jeremy (Elise); aunts, Jean (Joe), Dawn (Donnie); nieces, Lillian and Katie; special cousins, Jillian, Lucas, Caitlyn, Drew, Riley, Hunter, and many more cousins, aunts, uncles and other extended family.
Hero, Son, Brother, Marine. No matter how you regarded Zac, it was his smile and his sincere caring for anyone that made an instant and lasting impression.
Zac served proudly in Afghanistan and Iraq during his active service in the Marine. He recently continued his service with the Army National Guard while finishing his bachelor’s degree in Athens, GA. His ultimate goal had always been to be a police officer.
Zac’s light seemed it would go on forever. Without any goodbye, his battle with PTSD caused him to end his own life.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Mount Hope Church, 202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. He will be laid to rest at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos after the service.
Donations are accepted at www.gofundme.com/marine-zachary-bristol-aldrich