In Memory

Gerald S. Ziegler

Gerald S. Ziegler “Jerry”, of Norristown, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Bryn Mawr Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 67 years old. Jerry was born in Lansdale on August 4, 1949 to the late Russell D. and Mildred R. (nee Seipt) Ziegler. He graduated from Norristown Area High School and served proudly in the U.S. Navy. Jerry was the husband to Marilynn Ziegler (nee Oberholtzer) and together they shared 41 years of marriage since August 2, 1975. Jerry worked in Shipping and Receiving for companies: Resco, Rumsey Electric, and most recently Wal-Mart. In his free time, he enjoyed playing video games, especially Nintendo, taking care of his dogs Walter and Riff Raff, and was a huge Phillies and Steelers fan. In addition to his wife Marilynn, Jerry is survived by his son Gerald Douglas Ziegler, as well as his brother Edward Ziegler and companion Jennifer DePaulis and his sister, Susan Hefferon. Jerry also leaves to cherish his memory two nieces, Chrissie and Lydia, two nephews, Jonathan and Thomas as well as four great nieces and four great nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Jerry’s Life Celebration on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 9:00-10:50 a.m. followed by his memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations in Jerry’s name may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church at, the Elmwood Park Zoo at, and the Montgomery County SPCA at Family services are entrusted under the care of Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton. 610-277-7000. To share a thought or a memory of Jerry, please visit

Published in The Times Herald on June 13, 2017



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06/13/17 08:43 PM #1    

David L. Robbins

Sorry to hear. Great guy. Lots of fun to hang with back in the day.

06/14/17 11:10 AM #2    

William Kochenderfer

Sorry to hear the news. We reconnected in the late 1980s at Trinity Lutheran Church. I was organist/choirmster. Jerry would come to hear his grandmother sing in the choir and attend family weddings. He will be missed. Rest in peace old friend.

06/15/17 07:46 AM #3    

Joseph S. Manzo

RIP Jerry!

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