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William D. Zaremba

November 14, 1939 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 79)


William D. Zaremba, 79, of Ringtown,  passed away Monday, July 1st, 2019 at his residence.

William was born in Ringtown, on November 14, 1939, a son of the late Rose (Bielawski) and Charles  Zaremba.

He was a 1957 graduate of the former Mahanoy Township High School, then served in the U.S. Army in the engineer corps overseas in Germany.

He worked on the railroad for 39 years, being hired by the Reading railroad, working for Conrail and then retiring from Norfolk Southern.  He worked as a freight brakeman and conductor along the northeast corridor, and loved his job.  

He loved working on the family farm on which he was born and lived, where he raised steers for many years and then later two horses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.  

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Adele (Powell) Zaremba, and by three sons:
William Zaremba; Christopher Zaremba and his wife Denise; and Daniel Zaremba, all of Ringtown.

A sister Celeste Johnson, and  3 granddaughters, Emily, Samantha and Allison, also survive as do nephews Bruce Johnson and Bryan Lutz and a niece Irene Lipsky.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with William's family from  6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, July 5th 2019 at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, North Center Street, Ringtown at 11 AM on Saturday, July 6th, and everyone is asked to meet at the church.  William will be laid to rest at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville during private family services.

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July 5, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home
412 W Main St
Ringtown, PA 17967-9544

Funeral Service
July 6, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
84 North Center Street
Ringtown, PA 17967

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