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George A. Zeigler

SALEM– George A. Zeigler, 75, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 7, 1945 in Salem, Ohio. He was the son of the late George M. Zeigler and Jeannette I. (Hisey) Zeigler.

George graduated from Salem High School in 1964. He attended Salem Trade School for electrical engineering. He began his career at The Electric Furnace Company and was employed by NRM, Roberts Engineering, Morgan Engineering and East Ohio Machine. After retirement he continued to work for Salem City Schools, Essex II and Damascus United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed camping, photography and being the clock operator for Salem Varsity football and basketball. He was the football clock operator for 56 years. He was a public service volunteer for both Damascus Fire Department and Salem Auxiliary Police. He served on the Jubilee Committee and then as the co-chair of the Jubilee Parade and the Grande Parade Committee. George was actively involved with the sound and video ministry at the Damascus Methodist Church, where he was a member.

He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, Salem Saxon Club, the Damascus IOOF, and the Independent Hose Club.

George is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. (Knight) Zeigler, whom he married on May 15, 1971; his daughter Jennifer L. Zeigler of Zanesville, Ohio and a son, Dustin G. (Wendy) Zeigler of Greensboro, N.C. He also leaves four grandchildren, Brook L. Peterson, Allyson M. Peterson, Owen M. Zeigler and Isley A. Zeigler. He also leaves two brothers, Karl Zeigler Sr. of Orville and David (Marlene) Zeigler of Burton, and a sister, Debra (Dale) Morgan of Beaver, Pa.

George was a dedicated husband and father. He treasured his children. He especially loved his role as a grandfather and taking every opportunity to make people laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family.

A private funeral service will be held Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Salem.

In lieu of flowers it was his wish that donations be made to Damascus United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 307, Damascus, Oh 66619.

You may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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2/22/21