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Robert "Bob" F. Zurn

September 18, 1944 — May 24, 2023

East Springfield


Robert “Bob” F. Zurn


Robert “Bob” Zurn, age 78 of East Springfield, Pa., was welcomed home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, Girard, Pa.


Bob was born in Erie, Pa., the son of the late Frederick W. and Dolores P. (Sonnabend) Zurn on September 18, 1944. 


After high school, Bob attended Kent State University where he met the love of his life, Juleann Peto.  They were married in Geneva, OH on March 19, 1966.  Together, they raised two children; Robert and Beth.  Bob attended the West Springfield Baptist Church and had also served on the Springfield Boro Council, he was a Boy Scout Leader, and a baseball coach for the minor league in East and West Springfield.  Bob was the Owner and President of Zurn Aluminum Products Co. in Girard for 55 years.  His father, Frederick, started the business in 1966 and upon finishing his schooling, Bob went to work with his father and continued on with the business until he retired recently.  In his earlier days, when Bob wasn’t working, he enjoyed canoeing, going to the hunting camp, and gardening.  He enjoyed raising azaleas. 


Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Briggs; two cousins, Billy Johnson and Bob Rapp; a brother-in-law, Louie Peto; and his grandma, Louise Hemme.


He is survived by his wife, Juleann Zurn of 57 years and his son, Robert F. (Victoria) Zurn II and his daughter, Beth (Michael) Blum.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Rob Zurn III, and Sarah Zurn; Nikki, Abby, Carrie Ann, and Eliana Blum, Amber Vernon and a great-granddaughter, Marion Vernon.  He is also survived by a sister, Carol (Kit) Kramer; and cousin, Kathy Rightnour; and brother-in-law, Tom Briggs. 


Services will be held at the convenience of the family and Bob will be laid to rest in the Springfield Cemetery alongside his parents and Baby Girl Zurn.


Memorial donations may be made to the West Springfield Baptist Church, 13695 W Ridge Rd,

West Springfield, PA 16411.  Arrangements were handled by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, East Springfield, Pa.

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