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Peter "Pete" Zarkovich
LEWISTOWN - Peter "Pete" Zarkovich, 82, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Burnham, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at the home.

He was born June 1, 1917, in Green County, Pa., to the late Paul and Mary (Mechalich) Zarkovich. His wife, Elnora R. (Baker) Zarkovich, Mifflintown RR 4, whom he married

Sept. 14, 1940, survives.

Also surviving are, a daughter, Mrs. Warren H. (Shirley A.) Wray, Mifflintown, three sons, Paul D. Zarkovich, Lewistown, John E. Zarkovich, McAlisterville, and Gary L. Zarkovich, Yeagertown, two sisters, Mary Drozda, Burnham, and Kathryn Porpotage, Lewistown, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Swift and Eva Fiorentino.

He retired from the Robert Palm Contracting Company, Lewistown, and earlier in life he worked at the former Miller Sand Company, Burnham.

He was a Protestant by faith and enjoyed gardening, hunting, trapping and fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at the First Baptist Church, Route 35, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating.

Interment will be at Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR 2.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044.

Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.


Larry F. Zeiders
REEDSVILLE - Larry F. Zeiders, 60, of 132 N. Main St., Reedsville, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born July 25, 1939, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Clarence F. and Esther M. (Snook) Zeiders.

Surviving are: children, Holly J. Zeiders, Grantville and Terry L. Wealand, Hummelstown; sister and brothers, Mrs. David (Sandra) McNitt, and David A. Zeiders, both of Reedsville, and Paul E. Zeiders, Yeagertown.

He was employed in machine shop 2 of Standard Steel, Burnham.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 143, Lewistown, the Yeagertown Fire Co., the Brooklyn Fire Co., and the Junction Fire Co.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Dan J. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Red Cross, 21 S. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Chester J. Zeigler
WOOSTER, Ohio - Chester J. Zeigler, 83, of 1817 Cher Court, Wooster, and formerly of Orville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Cleveland Clinic following a nine-month illness.

Born July 28, 1916, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Norman W. and Cora (Wagner) Zeigler. His wife, Thelma (Hayden) Zeigler, whom he married on Feb. 21, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Louie (Cindy) Bobolz of Townsend, Mont., and Mrs. George (Naomi) Davis of Frederick, Md.; sisters, Mae Beaver of Burnham and Mildred Kenawell of Duncansville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Zeigler and Ralph Zeigler.

He was a cabinet maker at the Schantz Organ Co. in Orrville, Ohio, for 18 years, retiring in 1982. Earlier in life he worked for Quality Castings Co. and Hubacher Builders.

He was a member of the Orrville Christian Church where he served as a deacon for 25 years.

He was a former member and past president of the Orville Lions Club and a member of the International Wood Collectors Society.

Services were held Friday at the Orrville Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Ledford officiating. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Orville.

The Auble Funeral Home, Orville, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orrville Christian Church Building Fund, 925 N. Elm St., Orville, Ohio, 44667 or to the charity of one's choice.


Margaret K. 'Peg' Ziegler
MIFFLIN - Margaret K. "Peg" Ziegler, 92, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the village.

Born Aug. 15, 1906, in McAlisterville, she was the daughter of the late Melvin R. and Nora Elizabeth (Rennels) Knouse. Her husband, Preston R. "Pep" Ziegler, whom she married March 3, 1933, died June 4, 1995.

Surviving are: daughters, Norine Thomas and Rae Anna Brandt, both of McAlisterville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Paul "Jake" Knouse, George Knouse, and Ruth K. Roush.

She was a 1925 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville.

She was one of the first telephone operators in Juniata County, employed by United of Pennsylvania in McAlisterville. She retired from the East Juniata High School cafeteria, Cocolamus, where she worked as a cook during the 1950s and 1960s. She had also worked as a clerk in Carwell's Store, McAlisterville.

She was a member of the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville for over 80 years. She was also a member of the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary and along with her husband had been active in the Juniata County Retired Teachers Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James F. Cranston officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 91, McAlisterville, PA 17049.


Elmer Dean 'Peanut' Zimmerman
GRANVILLE - Elmer Dean "Peanut" Zimmerman, 79, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Granville, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the home.

Born June 12, 1919, in Granville, he was the son of the late Harry Edward and Clara (Freed) Zimmerman. His first wife, Helen (Warfel) Zimmerman died in 1943. His second wife, Verna (Wagner) Zimmerman of 164 Valley St., Lewistown, whom he married Oct. 31, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Grant (Linda) Clapper, Huntingdon, Murray Dean Zimmerman, Kenosha, Wis., Bonnie L. Zimmerman, McClure, Mrs. Donald (Clara) Gloss, Mifflintown, Helen Bishop, Mrs. Kenard (Connie) Varner, and Ruth Schutz, all of Lewistown; brother and sisters, Robert L. Zimmerman, Alexandria, Mrs. Donald "Jim" (Ruth) Renninger, Lewistown RR2, and his twin sister, Jean Kauffman, Belleville; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, six brothers, and one sister.

He worked as a gardener for Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, Capital Bedding in Harrisburg, and in the maintenance department of Harrisburg General Hospital.

He was a member of the Granville Brethren in Christ Church. He was also a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, Harrisburg Moose Lodge, Lewistown Elks Lodge 663, American Legion Post 90, and Junction Fire Co.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Malta Home, Granville, PA 17029.


 

Marian L. Zimmerman
YORK - Marian L. Zimmerman, 76, of 2400 Kingston Court, York, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at York Hospital.

Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Leroy F. and Grace (Shingler) Kling. Her husband, Gerald Ralph Zimmerman, died April 23, 1989.

Surviving are: a daughter, Marilyn I. Miller, Red Lion; a sister, Hazel Cunningham, York; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys C. Hetrick, in 1990, and a brother, Leroy F. Kling, in 2000.

She was a 1941 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She had worked as a clerk at Joe the Motorist, Lewistown.

She was a member of Hayshire United Church of Christ, York.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.


Marlin H. Zimmerman
PORT ROYAL - Marlin H. Zimmerman, 66, of Port Royal RR2, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Mae M. (Dunn) Zimmerman. His wife, Helen B. (Fultz) Zimmerman, whom he married April 9, 1954, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Yvonne S. Arnold, Port Royal, Terry D. Rhea, Mifflintown RR2, Renee M. Graybill, Port Royal RR1, and Darlene C. Leach, Thompsontown RR2; brothers and sisters, Arthur A. Zimmerman, Camp Hill, Glen L. Zimmerman, Esther Brackbill, Madilene Henry, and Coleen Junod, all of Mifflintown RR3; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta K. Zimmerman on Aug. 7, 1954.

He was a 1952 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

He retired from the refrigeration department of Empire Kosher Inc., Mifflintown, after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, Port Royal and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 925, Millerstown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Royal Lutheran Church, 402 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in the St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St, Mifflintown. There will be no viewing Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Alphie Allen Zook
HARRISONBURG, Va. - Alphie Allen Zook, 74, of 1236 Upland Drive, Harrisonburg, Va., died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va., where he had been a patient since July 1998.

Born May 8, 1925, in Allensville, he was a son the late Uriel S. and Catherine Mae (Durr) Zook. His wife, Mary (Brubaker) Zook, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Leander Allen Zook, Ethan Dale Zook and Darrell Eugene Zook, all of Harrisonburg, Va.; brothers, Lester I. Zook, Belleville, David M. Zook, Salem, Ohio, Floyd I. Zook, Strasburg, and Merle K. Zook, Denver, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Elvin, Ellrose, Wilbur, Melvin and Leroy Zook; and two sisters, Ethel Peachey and Mabel Zook.

He was a 1943 graduate of Eastern Mennonite High School and a 1953 graduate of Eastern Mennonite College, where he received a bachelor's degree in social studies, history and secondary education. He received a master's degree in secondary education from Penn State University in 1961, and a second master's degree in school psychology from James Madison University in 1971. He earned a third master's degree in special education at James Madison University in 1981.

He was a teacher, principal, and counselor of public and church schools for twelve years in Pennsylvania, serving as principal of Belleville Mennonite School from 1948 to 1956, and a teacher and counselor at Lewistown Junior High School from 1957 to 1961.

He served as advisor to Eastern Mennonite College's Student Virginia Education Association, and was awarded a 20-year outstanding service award in Sept. 1992. He served as a representative of the Board of Pleasant View Home and Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Broadway, Va. He was a founder of the Saturday Adoption Program at Eastern Mennonite College.

He served as consultant for Faith Mission Home, Charlottesville, Va., and a member of Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va., and the Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee for the Harrisonburg city schools.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park View Mennonite Church, with Pastor Phil Kniss, Pastor Shirlee K. Yoder and Paster Shirley Y. Brubaker officiating. Interment will be private and earlier in the day at Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery near Harrisonburg, Va.

Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Park View Mennonite Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Young People's Christian Association or to The Alphie Zook Scholarship Fund for the Shenandoah Valley Chorus, both in care of Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Kyger and Trobaugh Funeral Homes Inc., 900 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Z. Zook
BELLEVILLE -Barbara Z. Zook, 91, of 60 Zooks Orchard Lane, Belleville, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 1, 1907, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Lydia M. (Zook) Byler. Her husband, Joseph A. Zook, died April 29, 1984.

Surviving are: children, Joseph C. Zook, Newmanstown, Johnathan R. Zook, Mrs. David H. (Katie) Detweiler, Mrs. John K. (Lydia) Byler, and Ben Y. Zook, all of Belleville; 26 grandchildren; 138 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter and three grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Abner N. Zook residence in Belleville, with minister John F. Swarey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Abner N. Zook residence, Belleville.

Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.


Benjamin J. Zook
BELLEVILLE - Benjamin J. Zook, 76, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 260 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, died at 11:47 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 18, 1922, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Israel B. and Katie Mae (Yoder) Zook. His wife, Martha A. (Byler) Zook, whom he married Aug. 30, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Thomas J. Zook, Raymond J. Zook, and Benjamin L. Zook, all of Belleville RR, Paul D. Zook, 1430 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, and Mrs. Gary (Lois) Peachey, Port Royal RR2; brothers and sisters, Jonas Y. Zook, Valley View Haven, Belleville, Annie L. Peachey and Mrs. Aaron Z. (Barbara) Peachey, both of Belleville RR; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel H. Zook, Israel B. Zook, Yost M. Zook, and Jacob Zook; and three grandchildren.

He was a farmer, retiring in 1971 and he worked as a carpenter for Allensville Planing Mill, retiring on disability in 1982.

He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, and the Men's Sunday school class of the church. He served on the first Board of Valley View Haven and on the Belleville Mennonite School Board for nine years. He was also a former member of the Big Valley Men's Chorus and had been active with the Belleville Mennonite Disaster Service.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Erie Renno, the Rev. Mayard Beitzel, and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 217 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

 
David M. Zook
SALEM, Ohio - David M. Zook, 83, 451 Valley Road, Salem, Ohio, formerly of Columbiana, Ohio, died at 1:48 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Salem Community Hospital, Salem, Ohio.

Born Dec. 23, 1915, in Allensville, he was a son of the late Uriel S. and Kathryn M. (Durr) Zook. His first wife, Edna F. (Weaver) Zook, whom he married Sept. 22, 1940, died May 27, 1971. His second wife, Emma M. (Knopp) Zook, whom he married April 9, 1972, died June 30, 1977.

Surviving are: children, Rhoda Zook, Columbiana, Ohio, Mrs. Melvyn (Mary Louise) Uchida, Aurora, Colo., Marlin Zook, Dalton, Ohio, and Herbert Zook, Belleville; brothers, Lester Zook, Belleville, Floyd Zook, Strausburg, and Merle Zook, Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

He had worked on several area farms in Ohio and worked for Bucheit Construction of Yo. & Enterrise Co., Columbiana, Ohio. He worked also as a custodian for 27 years for the South Range School System, retiring in 1981. After retirement, he worked part-time as a custodian at the Midway Church, Witmer Implement, and the Columbiana Library.

He was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where he was in the choir.

In 1982-1984, he served with the United World Missions Builders Groups and went for a two week mission trip to Venezuela to construct Bible Institute buildings. He also served one summer with the Kentucky Mennonite Disaster Services.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio, with the Rev. Larry Rohrer officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ohio and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio.

 
Huldah C. Zook
BELLEVILLE - Huldah C. Zook, 89, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Valley View Village, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born Aug. 26, 1910, in Airydale, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Susie (Peight) Mateer. Her husband, Raymond C. Zook, whom she married Aug. 1, 1935, died Nov. 26, 1991.

Surviving are: a son, Robert R. Zook, 3175 Adirondock Ave., Columbus, Ohio; sister, Mrs. James (Hazel) Allison, 372 W. Back Mountain Road, Belleville; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Blaine Mateer, Rush Mateer, Charles Mateer, Raymond Mateer, Esther Brown, and Ruth Brenneman.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Allensville Presbyterian Church, member and Past Worthy Matron of Chrysanthemum Chapter 114 Order of the Eastern Star, Gaylord, Mich.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Allensville Presbyterian Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m until the time of services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Allensville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 157, Allensville, PA 17002.

Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

 
Jonas Y. Zook
BELLEVILLE - Jonas Y. Zook, 91, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Belleville RR, died at 1:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 29, 1908, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Israel B. and Katie P. (Yoder) Zook. His wife, Mary E. (Spicher) Zook, preceded him in death on May 4, 1977.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Marlin W. (Anna) Yoder, Belleville, Mrs. Monroe (Katie) Coblentz and Mrs. Emanuel (Sadie) Kennell, both of Sarasota, Fla., and Wilmer Lee Zook, Mifflintown; sisters, Mrs. Rufus A. (Annie) Peachey and Mrs. Aaron Z. (Barbara) Peachey, both of Belleville RR; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Jacob Zook, Israel B. Zook, Daniel H. Zook, Yost Zook and Benjamin J. Zook, and one granddaughter.

A farmer, he retired in 1964. He also worked for D.K. Hostetler and A. J. Peachey.

He was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church and the Adult Sunday school class.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Allensville Mennonite Church, with ministers Philip Barr and Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Allensville Mennonite Church, PO Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002 or Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


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