The Yorktown community is mourning the death of 57-year-old Randy Zapakin, who died Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Farm Walk Road.
Zapakin was walking his dog on Nov. 8 at 8:15 p.m. when a car driven by an 18-year-old Yorktown resident hit him, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Yorktown paramedics.
The police department's Accident Investigation Team and its Detective Division are investigating the accident.
Police said the vehicle that struck Zapakin was a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was traveling north on Farm Walk Road and ultimately came to a rest on a neighbor's lawn.
No charges have been filed against the driver, whose name police did not release. The decision whether or not to file charges will be a collaborative effort between the Yorktown Police Department and the District Attorney's office, Lt. Robert Noble told Patch.
Zapakin worked as a real estate agent at Keller Williams Realty at Old Tomahawk Street in Yorktown. He also volunteered at the town's Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser, served as the Master of Ceremonies and was instrumental in the 'Dancing with the Yorktown Stars' fundraiser.
His wife, Debbie Zapakin, is co-owner along with friend Lori Weil of Wishes Boutique, located on Commerce Street in Yorktown. Through her business, she would donate a portion of all sales to the American Cancer Society to highlight the Relay for Life of Yorktown.
"So, so sad, "Lori Bregman Wilsea wrote on the Yorktown-Somers Patch Facebook page. "My heart is broken for this family."
Funeral service for Randy Zapakin is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI), 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Burial will be at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla.
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