Gervase P. Zeigler

Gervase P. Zeigler, of Lancaster, PA, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009.  Born in Jersey City, NJ, Gervase was the son of the late Eugene and Catherine (Houser) Zeigler.  He was married to Norma M. (Rudes) O’Connell Ziegler. They would have celebrated their sixth anniversary on March 22, 2009.

Gervase was employed by RCA for 37 years, before retiring in 1975, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He enjoyed watching all types of sports on television, solving crossword puzzles, and listening to classical music.

In addition to his wife, Gervase is survived by his son, Robert E. Zeigler, husband of Barbara Zeigler, of New Castle, DE, and his brother, Eugene Zeigler of Ronks.  He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM being held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17602 with Rev. Leo Goodman as Celebrant.  There will be viewings Monday evening from 6 until 8 PM, with a Christian Prayer Service at 7:30 PM, and Tuesday morning from 9 until 9:30 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gervase’s memory may be made to The Dominican Monastery of the Perpetual Rosary, 1834 Lititz, Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.  For more information, or to send an online condolence, please visit

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Dearest Aunt Judy, 
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.  I know the last six years have been wonderful for the both of you.  I know Jerry made you smile and kept you laughing even when you had sad days. He was sent to be your Angel on Earth.
Jerry is now with a group of wonderful people, a few of them I know quite personally.  We are here for you if you need anything.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With All Our Love Dave, Lorrie and David.

I read the Obituary again [of my dear Pop} and did not know he had a sister.  He never told me.  No matter, he is is heaven with our Jesus.

Robert, Son

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