Glen William Zorger, 86, of Hepburnia died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.
A devote follower of Jesus Christ, he was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Akron, Ohio, and was the eldest child of Adrian and Margaret (Johnston) Zorger. He attended school in Curry Run, Clearfield, and graduated in 1946 from Mahaffey High School, excelling in math and science.
He was a member of the 532nd Engineer, Boat and Shore Regiment of the U.S. Army from December of 1950 until November of 1952, serving in both Japan and Korea.
He was the devoted husband of Myrtle Rebecca (Keller) Zorger, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1953 and moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where he worked in the steel mills. Upon their return to the area, they bought their home in Hepburnia, where they grew flowers, fruit trees and a large vegetable garden each year, which they shared with family and friends.
He was employed as a semi-truck mechanic and also a heavy equipment operator, working in a number of companies and retiring from McDonald Coal Company in 1990. He was an avid gardener, loved music and cars, enjoyed traveling to historical places, attending Mahaffey Camp and the Curwensville Alliance Church.
He was the older brother of twins, Virginia Wilson of Bells Landing and the former Donald A. Zorger.
He was the beloved father of Amy Lane (Zorger) Boudreau and David Wayne Zorger, both of Georgia.
He has six grandchildren, Alyssa and Glen Boudreau of Snellville, Ga.; Brittany Langford and Bethany Zorger of Colliverville, Tenn., and Jonathan and Becca Zorger of Loganville, Ga. He also had two great-grandchildren, Stone and Sylas Langford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Curwensville, with the Rev. Stephen D. Shields officiating. Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Grampian.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Curwensville, and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Curwensville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 725 Susquehanna Ave., Curwensville.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.