Marlin R. Zerbe, 83, Korea vet, Good’s Chips worker, owned hauling and coal business

By on July 12, 2017

Marlin R. Zerbe, 83, Denver, died July 8, 2017, in Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Spring Township, Berks County, a son of the late Howard L. and Mary (Artz) Zerbe, he was the husband of Patricia A. (Long) Zerbe for 58 years.

A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, he worked for Good’s Potato Chips, Adamstown, and had his own general hauling and coal business. Marlin was a Korean War Army veteran and enjoyed gardening, caring for his farm animals and playing hasenpfeffer.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children: Karen E. (Paul) Texter, Denver; Jerry A. (Debra Leisey) Zerbe, Stevens; and Randy S. (Tina Horning) Zerbe, Denver; grandchildren: Jeremy, Jason, Wendy, and Whitney; a great-grandson: Rowan; sisters: Betty L. Hornberger and Phyllis A. Johns; and his beloved Boston terrier: Cookie.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m., from Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with the Rev. Sandra L. Gideon officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are welcome, to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 385, Adamstown, PA 19501.

Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, handled the arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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