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Charles A. ("Tiny") Zeiders

December 27, 1922 — March 11, 2016

Following a lengthy illness, Charles A. "Tiny" Zeiders, 93, Harrisburg, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Colonial Park Care Center.

Born December 27, 1922 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Anne (Page) Zeiders; and was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters.  He graduated from John Harris High School in 1941 and joined the Navy later that year.  He became a member of the Seabees (Construction Battalian), often attending the their reunions long after he was discharged.  While serving his country, he went to work for Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, and when it closed, was transferred to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, where he retired as a supervisor.  After moving back to Harrisburg, he worked for Reed's Bakery.

He was a 33rd° Mason and Life Member with Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #464 F&AM,  a member of Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Forest 43 and while living in San Antonio, was a member of the Mounted Patrol. He was also a life member of the American Legion Post #730 and VFW Post #1718, both in Penbrook.

Tiny greatly enjoyed the outdoors; especially going to hunting camp in Perry County, where he was the cook.  He loved horseback riding and traveling; and in the 1960s went on an excursion that embraced both with the Long Rifle Challenge.  He and a contingent of riders traveled from the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro (Reading) to Lexington, KY for the Flintlock Rifle Challenge on the proper name of the rifle.  Pennsylvania has never won the challenge, but Tiny was proud to be part of that history.

Surviving is his wife, Sally (Fetrow); 2 sons with his deceased wife, Naomi:  Charles A. "Skip" (and his wife, Margaret) Zeiders, Harrisburg and David A. (and his wife, Wanda) Zeiders, Harrisburg; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; his wife's children:  Chuck, Tom and Diane and their families; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation 9:30 am Friday, March 18, 2016 at Crosspoint Church at South Hanover (Perking Point), 257 Hershey Rd, Hummelstown, followed by a Masonic Service at 10:00 am and a Memorial Service at 10:15 am.  Pastor Jennifer Williams will be officiating.  Burial with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.
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Visitation

Friday, March 18, 2016

9:30 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Crosspoint Chuch at South Hanover

257 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

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Masonic Service

Friday, March 18, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Crosspoint Chuch at South Hanover

257 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 18, 2016

Starts at 10:15 am (Eastern time)

Crosspoint Chuch at South Hanover

257 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, March 18, 2016

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Annville, PA

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