Fred C. Zerbey, 85

November 14, 2014

Fred C. Zerbey, 85, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Lancaster General Hospital following a short illness. He was the husband of Veronica P. Manzick Zerbey for 61 years.
He was born June 22, 1929 in Buck Run, Schuylkill County, PA to the late Lilly Klase Zerby and Daniel S. Zerby. He graduated in 1947 from Cass Township High School and in 1961 From Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering.
Fred served in the Army Fourth Infantry CIC in Germany as a Corporal for 2 years during the Korean War. He worked at Armstrong World Industries as the General Supervisor Power Plant for 32 years before retiring in 1989.
A resident of Lancaster since 1947, he was active at Sacred Heart parish, the Occupational Development Center, and was Cub Master for Boy Scout Troop 80. He and Veronica loved to travel independently and went around the world 3 times. In 1975, they assisted with the refugees from Vietnam, teaching English and helping them to establish new lives, and sponsoring a Vietnamese young man, Vinh The Tran, who is currently residing in Port Arthur, TX.
Fred is survived by his wife, Veronica, his son, Karl F. Zerbey and his wife, Diana Whitehead, and one granddaughter, India Whitehead-Zerbey. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Robert D. Zerby in 1989.
A viewing will be from 6-8 PM with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 PM on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 558 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603 with Rev. Michael Messner as Celebrant. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Parish, Lancaster or the Occupational Development Center, 640 Martha Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.

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January 01, 2015

What a wonderful man. He lived a remarkable life. I always enjoyed seeing the Zerbey family visit. Good family memories. Mary Ann Manzick Butler.

November 17, 2014

Aunt Veronica and Karl
So glad I saw Uncle Freddy over the summer.  I have very fond childhood memories of him.   Uncle Freddy was fairly quiet and when he spoke it was always worthwhile listening to him and always positive.  I do remember all the visits and the stories of he and my Aunt Veronica’s travels throughout the world.  He will be missed.    
Beverly A. Jones (Manzick)

November 17, 2014

Fred was a bright light in the life of anyone who knew him! He will be heartily missed. Our sincerest sympathy to you, Veronica and family!
Love and prayers, 
David & Kathy Haddon

November 17, 2014

His cheerful smile and greetings will be missed by everyone in the neighborhood.  So sorry for your loss.
Susan Gottlieb and Andy Null (Mary St.)

November 16, 2014

He will be missed by his neighbors. Our condolences.
-David and Cindy DiSavino

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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