John B. Zahn, 97

John B. Zahn, 97, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Moravian Manor in Lititz.

He was the husband of the late Pauline M. Hoffman Zahn, who passed away in 1980. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Parke V. and Kathryn Bishop Zahn.

John had been a senior aircraft instrument mechanic for the US Civil Service, working for 28 years at the former Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, until his retirement in 1969. After his retirement, he worked for 9 years at Millersville State College. He enjoyed playing golf, playing into his early 90s.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Z. married to Lynn E. Kister of Lancaster, 2 grandchildren Kyle Bishop Kister and Morgan Trente Kister, and his cousin, Willard F. Zahn MD of Long Beach, CA.. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Hart Bishop Kister and his siblings: Richard B., Parke B. and Elizabeth H. Zahn.

Friends are invited to attend the Graveside Funeral Service at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, 10 Charles Rd., Bausman, PA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Assn., 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence, please visit: Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 393-9661

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page

Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Dear Mrs Kister;

I will not be attending your father’s graveside service at Bausman. However, I did want you to know how much I enjoyed being with your father on many golf outings.  He had a pleasant temperament and I looked forward to his comments on many subjects, mainly, his knack in shopping, his experiences (which predated mine); always interesting, and his comments on life in general.

All of us who knew him know we have lost a friend.

Glenn Aument

Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info