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Ernest C. Zambo

October 9, 1929 March 21, 2019
Ernest C. Zambo
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Ernest C. Zambo, 89, of Pottsville, passed away on Thursday morning surrounded by his family in York Terrace Nursing Center, Pottsville.

Born in Ringtown , on October 9, 1929, he was a son of the late Frank J. and Madeline E. (Horne) Zambo.

He was a 1947 graduate of Pottsville High School. After graduation Ernie proudly served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan and Korea. He served on the U.S.S. Sperry during the Korean Conflict. Upon return from the war, he attended Penn State, where he studied Electrical Engineering.

He was co-owner of Sando & Zambo Service Station, Pottsville, until he accepted a position in 1962 at Picatinny Federal Research & Development Base in Dover, NJ. He was a supervisor in the nuclear weapons division having worked on many missiles including the AJAX, Pershing II and the Patriot until he retired in 1994.

Ernie's motto was 'Family Comes First". He enjoyed time spent with family and friends at gatherings, playing pinochle, a challenging chess game, and watching his Eagles team.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Isabel Z. Rumbold.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Yenilaitus) Zambo, to whom he was married and celebrated their 54th anniversary in February; four children: Tina Zambo, of Minersville; Frank Zambo, of Pottsville; Monica Gavaletz, wife of Joseph, of Pottsville; and Denise Sisko, companion of Ernie Frantz III, of Pottsville, nephew, Robert Rumbold, husband of Cathy, Simsbury CT; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Deacon Larry Lonergan officiating. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

Interment with military honors will follow in St. John #2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Ernie's memory be sent to: St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901 or Yorkville Hose Company, 20th and Norwegian Sts., Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com


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