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Arlene June Zerfing

June 18, 2013

Arlene June Zerfing, 87, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, (formerly of Danville, Pa) went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013.  She was born May 7, 1926 in Bloomington Maryland, the daughter of the late Pastor William Breckbill and Mildred Gerringer Breckbill. 

She was a 1944 graduate of Danville High school and a 1948 graduate of Harrisburg Polyclinic School of Nursing.   

In her younger years, she did private duty nursing at Geisinger Medical Center.  She taught Sunday school at Shiloh United Church of Christ and was a member of the Danville Area School Board of Directors.   Mrs. Zerfing was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She enjoyed her church circle and finished a five year study of the Bible through Bible Study Fellowship International. 

Mrs. Zerfing loved her family and spent most of her time keeping up with them.  Her grandchildren describe her as devoted, understanding, compassionate, fun, and having a one-of-a-kind laughter. Mrs. Zerfing, “Grandma”, always had them in her prayers and always remembered every special occasion. 

She married her husband, Richard C. Zerfing, on April 17, 1948.   They were married for 57 years, until his death in 2005.   

She is survived by her son Richard G. Zerfing and his wife Melissa of Danville PA and her daughter Julie Zerfing Fudge and husband Lawrence of Myrtle Beach SC.  Also surviving are her grandchildren; Laura Lehman and husband Matt; Kate Zerfing, Christy Zerfing, Rebekah Zerfing, Christopher Fudge and his wife Summer and Cody Fudge.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren Aviana Lehman and Addison Fudge.  Also surviving are her sisters; Sandra Hollen and Nadina Russell.   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother William Breckbill, Jr., sister Violet Breckbill, stepmother Anna Margaret Breckbill, Uncle Bob and Aunt Bebe Breckbill, Emily and George Dietz, Sr., who raised her after her mother’s death, and George Dietz Jr.    

Relatives and friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive (Off 642 East) Danville, Pa., followed by a Celebration of June’s Life to be held at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Danville PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 57 North Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA  18701-1309 or online at www.alzpa.org.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com


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