Good afternoon, it is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Jeffrey Rook Zeigler (65) on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Mr. Zeigler was an English teacher at SSVC for 29 years, retiring in 2000.
Obituary for Mr. Zeigler:
He was born June 8, 1951 in Carlisle. He was the son of the late John R and Rita E. Rook Zeigler. Jeff was a 1969 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 1973 graduate of Shippensburg University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature. He married Dorothy E. DePasquale on December 24, 1997 in Orrstown.
Jeff was an English teacher at the former Scotland School for Veteran’s Children for twenty-nine years, retiring in 2000. He was a long-time member of the Sons of the American Legion at the Oscar M. Hykes Post #223, Shippensburg, where he served as Commander for many years. He enjoyed hunting, loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was an avid reader and doer of crossword puzzles.
In addition to his wife, Jeff is survived by a step-daughter, Jennifer Bair of Wilkes Barre; a step-son, Robert Paquette of Carlisle; eight step-grandchildren; and a “sister”, Wendy Tomczak of Shippensburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jack and Jared Zeigler.
There will be a small gathering to celebrate Jeff’s life in the near future at this home. There will be no public viewing or visitation. The Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg, has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association at 3001 Gettysburg Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Thank you for keeping Mr. Zeigler’s family in your thoughts and prayers. I am sorry but I do not have an address at this time to send condolences. If I am able to get one I will share with you.
Thank you Mr. Frank Frame for sharing the news with us. Also, thank you for the many wonderful posts honoring Mr. Zeigler. I did not personally know him, but he must have been a great teacher to many.
Scotland Family Forever!