Ernest E. Zeger, 88, of Carlisle, passed away on
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Thornwald Home, Carlisle, surrounded by his family. He was born on December
30, 1928 in Chambersburg, and was a son of the late David and Ruth (Neikirk) Zeger. He was married to the
love of his life Mary A. (Prescott) Zeger, who passed away on May 24, 1996.
Ernie graduated in
1946 from Chambersburg High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce in 1950 from Grove
City College. In 1951, he earned his Master’s degree in Governmental Administration from the Wharton
Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania. Ernie proudly served as a Major in the US Air Force and
Ernie dedicated 37 years serving the City of Philadelphia. He held positions that included
Senior Budget Examiner, Administrative Officer of the Fire Department, General Director of Philadelphia General Hospital and
Executive Director of Philadelphia Nursing Home. Ernie was recognized with numerous professional awards
and distinctions, including serving as the President of the Chamber of Commerce of West Philadelphia and President of the
State Association of Nursing Home Administrators. Ernie was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church,
Carlisle. He loved spending time with family, playing golf and the companionship of his dachshund, Maggie.
He is survived by
two devoted daughters; Sally Clark of Devon and Debby (husband, Chip) Burt of Bumpass, VA, four grandchildren; Joshua Clark,
Jessica Clark, Lindsay Burt and Wesley (wife, Karen) Burt and one great-granddaughter, Mila Clark. He was
preceded in death by two brothers; Herbert and Frederick Zeger.
military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be on Friday October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Zion Cemetery,
Boiling Springs. The Memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the St. John’s Episcopal Church,
1A North Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Adam Kradel officiating. Immediately
following the service, a time of fellowship and luncheon will be held at the church. Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. www.Since1853.com.
Click here to send a condolence
deepest sympathy to your family from the entire Kessinger family. We were neighbors on East Washington Street in Chambersburg.
Many fond memories of David, Ruth, Herbert and Frederick and Ernest
Emmett O. Kessinger, Jr.
Debby I'm so so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know what a special guy
he was. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you! Les & Terry
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family in your loss. It was our pleasure to learn to know Ernie and
spend time with him during the last few years. We loved Ernie's open candor and honest heart, and cherish great memories
of our times together. May each of you find comfort in happy memories of a man who loved and cherished his family.
Jay and Nina Poe
Your message of condolence will appear here.