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Winfield K. Zerphey, 95

June 28, 2020

Winfield K. Zerphey, 95, of Landisville, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

He was the husband of the late Marijane A. John Zerphey, who passed away in 2004. Born in Florin, PA, he was the son of the late Winfield L. and Dorothy G. Kling Zerphey.

Win was employed by the RCA Corporation for over 30 years, retiring as a production planner.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving in England as an Aviation Radioman Second Class on board a B-24 Liberator with VPB 73 Squadron, patrolling the English Channel hunting U-Boats. He was the recipient of the Air Medal and the US Navy Commendation Ribbon. Following his discharge, he graduated from Elizabethtown College.

Win was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was also a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed playing bingo and Trivial Pursuit. He was a kind and loving man, who had a smile and positive outlook for all whom he came into contact.

He is survived by his children: Cynthia Zimmerman of Lancaster, Karen Zerphey of York, and John Zerphey of Montoursville, PA; his two grandsons Lee A. and Matthew W., and his sisters, Mary Ober and Peggy Brown, both of Mount Joy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosene, and his brother, Victor.

Win’s family would like to thank the staff of Oak Leaf Manor North for the magnificent love and care given to their father.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 558 West Walnut St. Lancaster, PA for Winfield K. Zerphey who passed away on June 28, 2020, his daughter Karen M. Zerphey who passed away on October 14, 2020, and his grandson, Matthew Zerphey who passed away on July 6, 2020. Interment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery with military honors rendered for Mr. Zerphey. Please make contributions in Win’s memory to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 558 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Condolences to the Family

July 09, 2020

Dear Cindy, John and Karen, Please know that Bill and I are so very sorry about the loss of your father.  He was a very special person. He had a wonderful sense of humor and had a calming effect on everyone around him. He will be missed by many.  May God give you the courage to get through this very difficult time.
Love, Marcella and Bill

July 06, 2020

Dear Cindy and family,  We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Know that we are thinking about you in this difficult time.  He will be missed! Our hearts and prayers are with you.  Donna and Chuck  

July 05, 2020

To the Zerphey Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers. I am an extraordinary eucharistic minister from St. Leo the Great Church. Once a month I had the pleasure of taking communion to the Catholic Residents at Oak Leave Manor. Late Mr. Win Zerphey would very failthfully attend the communion service every time i took communion. I am happy i was able to do the service to him for several years. May his soul rest in peace.
Peter Thambinayagam

July 05, 2020

I want to extend my sympathy on the loss of Mr Zerphey.  I enjoyed caring for him.  He was always so pleasant and appreciateive when he came into the office.  God bless you as you grieve this profound loss. 
Dr Stephanie Mackey

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