Bernard J. “Bernie” Ziegler, 75

February 06, 2018

Bernard J. “Bernie” Ziegler, 75, of Lancaster, Pa, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
He was the husband of Jane L. Steinman Ziegler, with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage this past May 10th. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Bernard J. Sr. and Florence Fitzgerald Ziegler. Bernie started his career as a Staff Accountant at the Ralph E. Stine and Co.. Bernie served in the administrations of Mayors Monaghan, Scott, Wohlsen and Morris as City Accountant for Lancaster from 1971 to 1987. In that capacity he was responsible for all fiscal matters for the city including preparing budgets and managing financials related to the General, Water and Sewer Funds and all other funds including Federal Community Development Block Funds. During his time with the city he served as a member of the administrative team negotiating all contracts with uniformed and non-uniformed employees. Bernie was most proud of his work in spearheading the effort of the City and the Lancaster Chamber to rescue the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA). Without the tireless efforts of Bernie, SACA would not have survived to play the remarkable role it performs today. Bernie served as Firm Administrator for Barley Snyder of Lancaster. In his role, he managed various functions at the firm including Human Resources, Finance and Operations. Prior to his retirement, Bernie was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Acer Engineers, Lititz, PA. He served on the Board of the Higher Education Authority and the Lancaster County Library as Treasurer and then President. He served on Mayor Stork’s Ad Hoc Committee on City Finances from 1994 to 1998. He also served on the Allocation Committee of the United Way, Treasurer of Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust and Finance Chair of the Lancaster Alliance Committee. Above all his accomplishments, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who was loved and cherished and will be greatly missed.
Bernie was a 1960 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and a 1964 graduate of Kings College. He then went on to serve in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War as a Staff Sgt.
In addition to his wife, Jane, he is survived by his daughters, Traci L., married to Ian Swisher and Tammy L., married to Kenneth Price; his 5 grandchildren, Jared, Dylan, Cole, Adison and Kenna: and by his brother, James married to Ellie Ziegler of Lancaster. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth, and his sister, Rosemary Greiner.
Friends will be received on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA. Interment will follow in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Bernie’s memory to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. Main St., Mountville, PA 17554.

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February 10, 2018

Bernie was a classmate at St Ann’s and at Lancaster Catholic High.  I always look forward to seeing him at the class reunions where we always shared school and boyhood memories. Since he was Bernard and so was I, we agreed that he would be Bernie and I would be Buddly.   He was a really good man.  Bernard “Buddy” Lynch.

February 10, 2018

Classmate of Bernie LCHS 1960.  He was our quarterback and we spent many hours together at practice at LCHS.  Our condolences to his family.  He had a wonderful career in Lancaster.  As a former member of our Armed Forces (US Army 1960-1963) I salute and honor Bernie for his service to our country.
Pete Roeser, Class of 1960

February 10, 2018

Hi Jane and Family,
Sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Had some great times with Bernie a few years back. Loved talking sports and playing golf. He was not only a sports fan but a good student and teacher of sports. He always brought a little more depth to the sports conversation. Back in the early 90’s we attended HS basketball games together. It was like sitting with a coach. Great memories.
Gwen and I are thinking about you guys.

February 09, 2018

We are very sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Jane Nd the rwst of your family.  May you find peace, comfort, and guidance through this time and the days to come.
Darryl and Teresa Myers

February 09, 2018

Bernie was one of my favorite patients to care for! I loved sitting and getting to know him during his stays. He always brought a smile to my face. I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Ali Montagna (RN)

February 08, 2018

Bernie was a great guy.  He was an absolutlely stalwart family man.  He never failed in his support of those dearest to him.  At family functions and picinics, he was always engaging and fun to be with.  Life put much suffering on Bernie’s plate but his magninimity in the face of personal adversity is an inspiration to us all. 
May he rest in peace.
Ron Swisher

February 08, 2018

We are thinking of the Ziegler family in this sad time.  May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. 
Patti Witek Tossona

February 08, 2018

I couldn’t wait to come to work and talk to bernie about how his day was and how the eagles played . Everyday bernie had a smile that could brighting up ur day ! it was a pleasure getting to know bernie and his family. my condoleces to the Zeigler family. take care. “Fly Eagles Fly “ 
                                  Megan (CNA)

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