Gilbert H. "Gillie" Zerbe, 79, Centre Township, died Sept. 17, 2008, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.He was the husband of Claire L. (Hartman) Zerbe and they were married for 32 years.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late H. Gilbert Zerbe and Eva (Fidler) Zerbe.
He was employed at Carpenter Technology Corp., Reading, for 33 years, retiring in 1990.
Most recently he was a greeter at Wal-Mart in Temple.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Tri-County Worship Center, Bethel.
He enjoyed woodworking and loved taking care of his grandchildren.
He is also survived by three sons: H. Wayne Kline and wife, Gale, Bethel; Kevin D. Kline, Mohrsville; and Ricky A. Kline and wife, Elizabeth, Myerstown.
Other survivors include three daughters: Sandra L. Faust, Boothwyn, Delaware County; Susan A. Sholl, Bethel; and Donna R. Boltz, wife of David A. Boltz, Leesport.
Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Zerbe and wife, Betty, Bernville, and Gene Zerbe, Bernville; and two sisters, Joyce Kline, wife of Robert Kline, Strausstown, and Judy Boyer, wife of Terry Boyer, Robesonia.
There are also 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.