Maynard N. Zerbe

May 6, 1925 - October 11, 2020
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Maynard Zerbe, 95, of North Port, Florida, passed away on October 11, 2020 in Venice, Florida. He was born on May 6, 1925 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to Thomas and Anna Zerbe. Maynard graduated from Sunbury High School, where he lettered in varsity football. During World War II, Maynard served as a tail gunner with the Army Air Forces aboard a B-52. While stationed in Italy, he was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement.

Following the war, Maynard attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Graduating in 1949, he became a successful insurance representative. Maynard was a lifetime Mason. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Heron Creek Country Club in North Port.

Maynard is survived by two daughters: Lynne (Richard) Maudlin of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kristen Sanders of Front Royal, Virginia; one grandchild: Holly (John) Nostro of Las Vegas; and two great-grandchildren: Jessica Karnincic and Alex Nostro.

Maynard was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette; his wife, Joyce; and one brother, Harold.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maynard’s memory can be directed to the American Cancer Society Sarasota Office, 2970 University Parkway, Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34243. Farley Funeral Home in North Port is in charge of arrangements.

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Born: May 6, 1925
 
March 6, 1992
The happy couple on their wedding day.
The happy couple on their wedding day.
 
June 7, 2007
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A Family Photo
 
May 6, 2015
Dad and His Girls
Dad and His Girls
Died: October 11, 2020

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Linda McCarthy posted on 10/18/20

Dear Maynard, Well, you’ve really left us for that Great Golf Course in the Sky. I hope you find a heavenly foursome worthy of your gentle spirit, sweet charm, quick wit, unflagging sportsmanship, and supreme duffer savvy. I fondly recall sitting on your lanai during those wonderful holiday visits, listening as you patiently tried to explain to me what, exactly, was transpiring on a nearby tee. I apologize, even now, for failing to grasp much beyond the expletives deleted proffered by links people who shanked one across the fairway and into a waiting marsh. We laughed ourselves silly as the off-color comments flew—along with the occasional driver. Who knew golf could be so lively and entertaining? Forgiving my inherent golf ineptitude, I will remain forever grateful that you shared accounts of your World War II service in the Army Air Forces. Hearing such stories, it’s little wonder why you and your fellow Yanks have earned the title “the greatest generation.” As was your nature, you humbly related these experiences, not to boast, but simply to enlighten. That these first-person narratives were often memorialized as we laid waste to a half-gallon of chocolate frozen yogurt made the history lessons even more special. I will always cherish such magical moments, Maynard. Thank you for sharing them with me and enriching my life in so many remarkable and unforgettable ways. I will truly miss you. Linda

 

A. Glen posted on 10/13/20

We are saddened by the loss of Maynard. He was a loyal friend to all who knew him; a man with a kind heart, a keen sense of humor, and one who loved life. He will occupy a special place in the hearts and minds of those who knew him well,

 

Barbara Truehart posted on 10/12/20

Miss you my cousin-in-law, Happy Hour partner and good friend. You are missed Maynard but never forgotten. Love, Barbara

 

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