Sylvia J. Mentzer Zoecklein, 81, former Ephrata resident, IBM executive secretary, mother of three

By on May 24, 2017

Sylvia J. Mentzer Zoecklein, 81, of Lexington, Va., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Kendal at Lexington. She was a former resident of Ephrata.

Born Aug. 9, 1935, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John G. Mentzer and Maude Weidman Mentzer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Gustave Leo Zoecklein.

Sylvia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and had been an executive secretary at IBM.

Surviving are her children: Amy Bergamo, of Stuart, Va.; Laurie Balgeman, of Lyle, Minn.; Dean Zoecklein, of North Fayston, Vt.; sister: Joan Gibble, of Mount Gretna; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted May 22 at Harrison Funeral Chapel, Lexington, Va., with Pastor Robert Sherrard officiating. Burial followed at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in loving memory of Sylvia to the ASPCA; 10 Animal Place, Lexington VA 24450.

Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory, Lexington, Va.

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