Elizabeth 'Betty' Zerbe

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Elizabeth "Betty" Zerbe died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Pine Grove Township, June 7, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Oscar W. and Esther S. Kintzel Zerbe, and a sister of the late Roy "Josh" Zerbe, Stewart W. Zerbe Sr., and Willard Zerbe.

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Pine Grove High School and a 1950 graduate of Baltimore City Hospital School of Nursing.

She was an LPN and dedicated her life to the field of nursing and taking care of sick people. She was first employed at Manhattan General Hospital for several years, then at New York City Eye and Ear Infirmary where she worked for more than 30 years, until her retirement, then she worked at two local nursing homes.

She was a member of Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove.

Betty was a very loving and supporting aunt to all her nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, Pine Grove, with Pastor Rick Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Stewart Zerbe Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA 17963, in her memory. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

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