YORK, PA. — ZIESMAN – Gustave J. Jr., 85, York, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Rest Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Callista “Kissy” (Heidenthal) Ziesman, who died Dec. 24, 2006. The couple had been married for 51 years. Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Johnstown, son of the late Gustave J. and Elizabeth (Cable) Ziesman. Gustave worked for Berkebile & Gabriel Monument Co. and Grandview Cemetery while residing in Johnstown. He later moved to York and worked as a master mechanic for D.E. Stetler and U-Haul, where he retired from in 1990. Mr. Ziesman served our country in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Member of Shiloh American Legion Post 791, as well as the 12th Ward Democratic Club. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Jordyn. Survived by son, Gus J. Ziesman, and wife, Julie, York, Pa.; daughter, Callista “Joe” Burke, and husband, Brad, York, Pa.; granddaughter, Jordyn Elisabeth Ziesman; brother, Glen Ziesman, Pittsburgh; and sisters, Naomi Crouch, Dixon, Calif.; Margaret Hearn, Johnstown; Marilyn Bercaw, Palm Beach, Fla.; and Shirley Pellizzari, and husband, Tony, Mount Wolfe, Pa. Preceded in death by twin sons; and brothers, James and Lawrence Ziesman, both formerly of Johnstown, and Eben Ziesman, formerly of York, Pa. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, Pa. 17408, with certified celebrant Betty Frey, officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Full military honors will be provided by York County Veterans Honor Guard prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, Pa. 17406. Send condolences at BestLifeTributes.com.
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Betty A. Hasse
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William Jacob Huss Jr.
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Mary Louise Leventry
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Betty Louise Lopez
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Mark R. Semelsberger
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Peter W. Chiodo
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Joseph R. Latch Jr.
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Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
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Harry L. Irwin
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