Our beautiful son, brother, and friend, Zachary Aaron Collins Burris, 25, of Shelburne, left us on Oct. 25, 2013. His brilliant, inquiring mind, instinctive compassion, and boisterous laugh were a joy to all who knew him. A passionate observer of humanity, he loved culinary adventuring, the ‘real’ football, sparky debate about the issues of the day, especially economics, and was an avid reader and cinephile. He loved to bicycle through the Vermont landscape and felt at home on the beaches of Prince Edward Island. He will be remembered and deeply missed by his parents, Ken and Laurey; his sisters, Hannah and Jen; his brother, Nathanael and wife Celeste; beloved family friends Carolyn, John, and Jean Hodges; and by his love Yuanyuan Tang. Services will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in support of Vermont families seeking treatment for loved ones can be made to the Zachary Burris Memorial Fund, Merchants Bank, 164 College St, Burlington VT 05401.