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Zachary Taft Kantor

August 1, 1991 - January 20, 2022


Zach Kantor passed, unexpectedly, on January 20th at the age of 30. Born in Norfolk, to parents Sherry and David, he graduated from First Colonial High School and attended Tidewater Community College. Zach was a graduate of and performed at Funny Bone Comedy School. He will be remembered for his fun-loving and charismatic personality by all that knew and loved him.

Zach is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Tim Davis; father, David Kantor; brothers, Alec and Jake Kantor; grandparents, Betty Welch, Reatha and Barry Kantor; aunts and uncle, Sandy Levine, Sue Sheldrake, Karen and Bill Welch; numerous extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home (1801 Baltic Ave, Va Beach, VA 23451) Friday, January 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will take place at the funeral home Saturday, January 29th at 1 p.m. with interment at Princess Anne Memorial Park immediately following.

The service will be livestreamed  on Saturday, January 29th. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Comedy Gives Back

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic AvenueVirginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1112

Comedy Gives Back is a non-profit founded by Jodi Lieberman, Amber J Lawson and Zoe Friedman (aka JAZ) that solely benefits stand-up comedians in times of need.


For comedians, being on stage alone is the job. Feeling alone offstage is unacceptable. Our mission is to create a safety net for stand-up comedians. We're here to help provide the comedy community with financial crisis relief, mental health and chemical dependency treatment sponsorship and continued community support. And we need your help. Donate today. Donate generously. We thank you!


  • Financial Crisis Relief - S#$t happens sometimes. When comedians are in need due to unforeseen circumstances, we're here to help. We provide grants to cover treatments, surgery, and hospital stays when stand-ups need it most.

  • Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Treatment Sponsorship - Mental health issues and substance abuse are two of comedy's biggest challenges. We're here to help comedians find and pay for treatment.

  • Community Support - bi-monthly Comedy Gives Back Connects (Virtual and IRL) bringing comedians and industry leaders together. FB community and resource private group.

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