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Gerald D. "Jerry" Zarzyczny

November 13, 1947 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 72)

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A graveside service with military honors was held May 8, 2020.  You may view this service by copying and pasting the following link to your browser:


Gerald D. "Jerry" Zarzyczny, 72, of Williamsport passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 3, 2020, surrounded by his family at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Lou (Lunger) Zarzyczny, whom he married on August 23, 1975.

Born November 13, 1947, in East Rutherford, N.J., he was a son of the late Paul B. and Betty G. (Grassmyer) Zarzyczny.

Jerry was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Williamsport Municipal Water Authority for 40 years until retirement.

Jerry was a life-member of VFW Post 7863, Duboistown, a member of the American Legion Post 617, South Williamsport, where he served as a chaplain. He was a member of the Lycoming County Veterans Parade, where he served as treasurer. He enjoyed coaching softball, umpiring and attending his grandchildren's school functions. He was a loving husband, father and Pappy, who will be greatly missed by his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Stacy Daniels (Eric), of Williamsport, Teri Piktel (Joseph), of Williamsport, Anne Wagner (Scott Grimm), of Montgomery, and Michael Zarzyczny (Rachel), of Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Kaleb M. and McKenna P. Daniels, of Williamsport, Gabriel D. Carson and "J.J." Piktel, of Williamsport, Chloe M. and Tanner L. Wagner, of Montgomery, Taitum R. and Lauren E. Zarzyczny, of Williamsport; his siblings, Carol Ann Budd, of Mifflinburg, Paul B. Zarzyczny, of Boulder, Colo., Susan B. Baca, of Gallup, N.M.; Mary M. Trafford, of South Williamsport, and Tina M. Zarzyczny and Robert T. Zarzyczny, both of Williamsport; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved dog, Rusty.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, James W. Zarzyczny, and Craig B. Zarzyczny.

A public viewing will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. We ask that you please wear a face covering and remain in your car upon arrival for the visitation until a funeral attendant escorts you into the building as we comply with COVID-19 regulations which limit the number of people inside one place for a public gathering.

A public graveside service to honor the life of Jerry will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, at Wildwood Cemetery. (Please meet at Wildwood Cemetery office). Military honors will be accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Lycoming County Veterans Parade, 1784 E. Third St., Suite 346, Williamsport, PA 17701.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald D. "Jerry" Zarzyczny, please visit our floral store.


May 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Graveside Service
May 8, 2020

11:30 AM
Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

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A recording of Jerry's graveside service will be available for viewing here following services on Friday.
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