Edward Ziegler

Obituary of Edward R. Ziegler

Edward R. Ziegler, 77, of Skippack, died on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Born in Lansdale, he was the son of the late Russel and Mildred (Seipt) Ziegler.  


Edward attended Alfred University and later received his Bachelor’s degree from Temple University. He retired from magazine sales and distribution consultation where he had a long, successful career with companies such as the Hearst Corporation and MCC. 


Besides spending time with those he loved and playing games with family, Ed found great joy in history, genealogy, and tennis. Ed was an avid tennis player his entire life, loved to play competitively, and was always working on his form. Ed also took great interest in preserving history, remembering what has come before us, and identifying his family ancestors. He was an active member of The Society of Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles and was past President of Montgomery County Historical Society.  Until his last weeks, he was writing for the Historical Society and constantly trying to raise funds for them. Ed was also a proud member of the Masonic Charity Lodge 190 F & AM and a veteran of the Army. 


He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lydia & Dave Stutzman; his grandchildren, Bennet and Riley; his sister Sue Hefferon; and his loving partner, Jennifer DePaulis. Ed is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved very much. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Ziegler.


In light of current restrictions on public gatherings, the family will be having a private Masonic service at the funeral home at 3 pm on Friday, November 6. The service can be viewed live by clicking  Here and will be recorded to view later using the same link.    


In lieu of flowers, or traveling to services, please consider contributing to the Montgomery County Historical Society in Ed’s name (1654 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401, or here). Nothing would make him more proud. 


Online condolences and stories may be added to his Tribute Wall by clicking Here


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