Patricia D. Zern, 80

Patricia D. (Reitnauer) Zern, 80, wife of the late Curtis Carl Zern, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at her home in Gilbertsville.

Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Annabelle (Schuler) Reitnauer.

Patricia graduated from Boyertown High School in 1960. She then went on to graduate from Kutztown State Teacher’s College in 1964 with a degree in elementary education. She taught 2 years of 2nd grade at Little Oley Elementary School and 3 years of kindergarten at New Hanover Elementary School. She would substitute for several years after that. Patricia was the bookkeeper for Zern’s Country Sportsman, and an office manager at Wren and Company. Patricia loved her family above all else and was extremely proud of them. In her spare time, she enjoyed being an avid reader and coloring her coloring books. She was a lifelong member of Shepherd of the Hills Calvary Chapel in Bechtelsville.

Surviving are her children Robert A. Zern, husband of Angela, and Michelle L. Neiman, wife of Mark; brother Marvin Reitnauer, husband of Barbara; grandchildren Justin Weller, Ryan Zern, and Jeremy Neiman; and great grandson Chase Weller. She is predeceased by her brother Gary Reitnauer.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023, from 10:00-11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525) The funeral service will be immediately follow at 11:00AM with Pastor Collin Monger officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd of the Hills Calvary Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Calvary Chapel (527 Hoffmansville Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505) or to the Gilbertsville Fire & Rescue (1454 East Philadelphia Ave., PO Box 454, Gilbertsville, PA 19525) in Patricia’s memory.

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Mom Zern provided some of my most cherished memories growing up as a teen and beyond. Many game nights at the Zern house with lots of fun and laughter! She always made me feel welcome and was a pleasure to talk with about anything on your mind. She will certainly be deeply missed by family and friends. With Love, Pam

~ Pam Carr Gilbertsville, PA
10/12/2023 11:51:01 AM