York – Billy Eugene Zeigler, 90, of York, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Rest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York. He was the companion to Phyllis Tolhurst of York.
Billy was born September 19, 1929, in York and was the son of the late Melchior and Bessie (Stouch) Zeigler. He was baptized November 23, 1930 at Heidelberg United Church of Christ in York.
In 1947, he graduated from William Penn Senior High School in York. He was employed by Carl Beasley Ford in York for over 43 years and at his time of retirement he was the Truck Parts Manager. He was a life member for over 65 years of the B.P.O.E. (Elks) #213 in York, the Shiloh American Legion Post 791, V.F.W., was active for many years at the downtown YMCA and the Elks Chorus. Billy proudly served in Germany from 1951-1953 for his country in the Unites States Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged from the Army Reserves January 31, 1957. Billy loved to hunt and tell stories of the past and tell a joke and brighten your day. He was a kind and gentle spirited man.
Billy is survived by his companion Phyllis Tolhurst of York; his sister Nancy McCleaf and her husband Lewis of York; his nephews, Allen McCleaf, Brian McCleaf and his wife Hope; his niece, Carol Baker and her husband Robert; 4 grandnephews; 3 grand nieces, who along with many friends and relatives will miss him dearly. Billy was preceded by a companion Norma Faulkowski.
A witnessing of Billy’s burial will begin at 11:00 AM Friday, March 27, 2020, at Warrington Friends Meeting House Cemetery in Wellsville, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.
A candlelit memorial service will be held, Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the Elks Lodge, 223 North George Street, York, PA.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the community breakfast fund at Heidleberg, United Church of Christ, 47 West Philadelphia, Street, York, PA 17401 or to the building fund of The Elks Lodge #213, 223 North George Street, York, Pa. 17401.
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