Laura Zerbe, 87, bank employee

By on June 20, 2012

Laura Zerbe, 87, Claymont, Del., formerly of Reading; New Castle, Del.; and Naples, Fla., died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Del.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Clyde L. and Vera M. (Fischer) James. Her husband, Alvin R. Zerbe, died Jan. 23, 1993.

A Reading High School graduate, she worked at several banks.

Surviving are daughters: Eileen D. Zerbe, of Claymont, Del.; and Nancy L. Zerbe, wife of Peter Materna, of Metuchen, N.J.; a son: and Robert C., husband of Barbara Zerbe, of New Castle, Del.; seven grandchildren; and sisters: Alberta Schock, of Naples, Fla.; and Ann Konnick, of Reading.

A sister: Vera Eckelman, predeceased her.

Funeral services were held on June 16 from Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with Pastor Tim Garman officiating. Burial took place in Muddy Creek Cemtery, Swartzville. Contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Arden Court, Comfort Keepers and Compassionate Care Hospice.

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