Peter M. Zerphy 81, of Manheim, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born in East Petersburg, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mildred Brunner Zerphy. He was the loving husband of Pat Brunner Zerphy. Peter was employed at the Manheim Auto Auction as an auto body mechanic for over 25 years. A veteran, he served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He had a love for fishing and hunting and was an avid Phillies, Eagles and NASCAR fan. Peter was a member of the Germania Band Club, Manheim, Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association, American Legion, VFW, Emporium Moose Lodge and the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Pat, are two daughters: Elizabeth Grassmyer of Camp Hill, Victoria Bradshaw of Hagerstown MD, one son, Peter Jr. husband of Kelly Zerphy of Chambersburg, and one stepson Frank husband of Holly Pisani of Lancaster, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two brothers: Tom husband of Teresa Zerphy of Lancaster, Jim Zerphy of Columbia and one sister Sarah Williams of East Petersburg.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Peter’s memorial service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Sunday February 19, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 PM until the time of service. Interment will be private and the convenience of the family. Those desiring may send contributions in Peter's memory to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603