Choices: Every day allows opportunities to elect our fate and fortune by the choices we make.
Robert Frost (1859 – 1930) articulates it best in his quote:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled,
and that has made all the difference”.
Or, repeating the same procedures and expecting a different result is futile.
I have been told it is pointless to expect justice in an unjust system; one that rewards according to the buddy system, exchanges favors with the powerful, rewards criminality by looking the other way or covering up a bad deed by refusing to acknowledge it happened.
Beyond doubt, there is risk when traveling the road less traveled called truth. I have encountered the potholes of lies (perjury), holdup artists who plot and cover up illegal acts (conspiracy), signing the name of another person for financial gain (forgery).
An unexpected peril on this road is elected officials who refuse to do their job, making promises they never intended to keep, enabling illegal activity by ignoring or refusing to investigate it. I know, strained budgets, limited personnel….I have heard all of those and more.
Regardless the hazards, there have been accomplishments on the pathway to solving the crimes against Raymond Zachry; some have been huge this year.
- February 2011: Decision from Montgomery County Pennsylvania appeal court upholding the decision of Honorable Judge Stanley Ott declaring the “will” of Raymond Marc Zachry a forgery.
- March 25, 2011: C. Scott Shields, attorney for Shirley Sanservino (mother of Raymond M. Zachry) died while sky diving when his parachute did not open.
- May 2011: Mark Himsworth, Esquire withdrew as attorney for Darlene Zachry due to unpaid legal fees.
- June 2011: Jason Martin Law Firm entered their appearance to represent Shirley Sanservino and completed a case originally filed by attorney C. Scott Shields.
- June 2011: Darlene Zachry, now without attorney, sends a letter to Judge Ott apologizing for “not being truthful in his court”, confirming the charge of perjury.
- August 2011: Hearing in case filed May 2010 for costs and fees for Shirley Sanservino.
During this hearing before Orphans Court Judge Stanley Ott, he suggested it would benefit both parties to negotiate a settlement rather than for the Court to render an opinion. The parties agreed and an immediate meeting was held in the now vacant court room where attorney Jason Martin negotiated and transcribed the agreement on his legal pad. Martin waited for the parties to sign and son for Darlene Zachry witnessed her sign the document and Katharine Mackie, sister of Raymond Zachry witnessed for her mother, Shirley Sanservino. The document was copied for each and later filed into the court record
Darlene Zachry would acquire:
1. The F-250 diesel truck of her late husband.
2. Nearly $70,000.00 in attorney fees and costs would be forgiven by Shirley Sanservino
Shirley Sanservino would acquire:
- The cremated remains of her son Raymond Zachry, sealed in the original cremation urn.
- The widow, Darlene Zachry would assign her portion of the Maryland estate of her late husband to his mother, Shirley Sanservino.
It was agreed; a sigh of relief, tears of gratitude, but no closure until the true cause of Ray’s death is found.
The widow Darlene M. Zachry, has 51 criminal charges pending against her; her sister, Annetta Frackman has 18 and friends Lisa and William “Bill” Werneke each have 8 charges for their part in the lies, conspiracy and false witness to legal documents and in court testimony that would enable the widow Darlene Zachry to manipulate the estate of her late husband who died intestate.
But, all were caught in their own web by an alert, honest judge. They are now awaiting trial. Facing possible jail time and stiff fines – still none would offer any help to find the cause of Raymond’s death.
“He harms himself who does harm to another,
and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner”.
Hesiod. Works and Days
December 2011 saw the arrest of Montgomery County Commissioner Matthews on charges of perjury and false swearing, according to local news sources, referring to a statement of the district attorney, Risa Verti Ferman.
Just how deep is the wrong doing of public officials in Montgomery County Pennsylvania? Perhaps The times Herald reporter should look deeper into Montgomery County politics –she may find a treasure trove of similar stories.
In the December 6, 2011 Times Herald report, Jenny DeHuff quoted County Commissioner Bruce Castor, “who was never invited to the breakfast meetings”, called Matthews a “very arrogant man”.
Could there be another reason for disregard and non-response from local elected officials in Montgomery County Pennsylvania government to average citizens such as the many requests for help from the family of Raymond Zachry for copies of a recent re-test of frozen tissue that was promised by the coroner? Could there be mistakes in the autopsy, is there a reason the chemicals found in the original MNS Laboratory report was never reported to poison control?
Times Herald, perhaps you could do more for the community, to protect them from possible exposure to a lethal chemical such as the Zachry incident. Someone must have a conscience in Montgomery County.
Never give in and never give up – 2012. Facts are hard to manipulate in honest society, the truth will prevail