Patricia A. “Pat” Zerman

December 17, 1950 ‒ October 12, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Patricia A. “Pat” Zerman, age 69, of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Cleveland Clinic.

On December 17, 1950, Pat was born in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles Taylor and Alberta (Murphy) Quarry.  She graduated from Southwestern High School in Jamestown, NY in 1969.

She worked as a front desk clerk for Floyd Brown & Associates in Marion.  She then took a job as a customer service representative with GTE/ Frontier Communications in Marion for many years.  She was very involved in the Communication Workers of America Union Local 4371 and served as secretary.

Pat married the love of her life, Frank A. Zerman Jr. on October 27, 1983 in Mount Gilead.  They shared the last nearly 37 years together as husband and wife and loved traveling together, taking rides on the motorcycle and camping.

Pat was a big sports fan and loved her Buffalo Bills and watching NASCAR, always cheering for Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr.

Pat enjoyed doing cross-stitch and was a wonderful cook.   She always loved Eeyore from Winnie-the-Pooh and had a very special place in her heart for animals.

Pat will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, of Mount Gilead; her three step-children: Brian (Elisha) Zerman of Mount Gilead, Melissa (John) Chmielewski of MO, Jennifer Bachelder of Ontario; four grandchildren: Cody, Lane, Ryan, Brock; a great grandchild, Brantley; a brother, Mike (Chris) Taylor of NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Wilson.

Pat’s family will greet friends from 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will begin there at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating.

Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Pat’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Pat was a very special strong Woman . Her husband Frank was by her side no questions asked. You could see their beautiful relationship at our 50th Southwestern Class Reunion. Blessings to Frank and Family. She will be missed by all. She is a shooting star to Heaven.

  • Frank and Family
    So Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

  • Frank and family:

    My sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so incredibly sorry to hear this. Pat and I hired into GTE together and she was such a wonderful, sweet and thoughtful person.

  • You were the best friend and sister a friend could ever ask for . It’s so hard to believe you are gone but may you Rest In Peace in the arms of god forever and always . Your adopted sister. Patti Starvaggi

  • My heart is breaking. Pat was the nicest lady you could meet. What a great friend. Frank and family I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • So very sorry for your loss Frank. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat was a very kind and special lady. We went through school together K-12 As kids we played together and enjoyed sled riding in winter down the big hill off the Dunham Ave bridge. It was so good catching up and spending time with her and you at our 50th class reunion. Great memories. She will be missed by all that knew her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

  • Frank and Family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful sweet lady, and a lovely friend.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a beautiful woman, she will be missed by many.

    I’m so happy to have seen both of you when Pat came for her high-school reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My heart is breaking. I will always cherish my friendship with Pat and Frank. I am so glad that last year we got to have lunch together and visit. Pat was such a sweet, kind and beautiful lady. I enjoyed every minute of our visit last year. Frank and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. You could see the love between Frank and Pat. I will never forget Pat May she rest in heaven. Love you Pat and Frank.

  • Rip Pat. Frank, I’m so sorry for your loss. Pat was one of the sweetest girls in school. I’m so glad I was able to talk with her at our 50th. Prayers for the entire family.

  • My BBF in Heaven with our Lord. Met Pat in 7th grade. Many a time I would walk to her house and then we would walk to Jamestown to the record store and buys us 45 records.
    When we could drive, I would take my Mom’s car to go to the “library ” in Jamestown! Never lied to my Mom we would drive to the library, of course not go in, and then cruise 3rd street. Those were the really fun times we had. She was always very kind to everyone. My friend we will see each other real soon. CHOCOLATE !!!!!

  • Thoughts and prayers to family & friends. Pat was such a sweet, warm, caring, loving person. Her smile & laughter … so infectious. I have many memories of our GTE / Verizon days. She will be missed. Until we see each other again …

  • I am so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a sweet person and I was so glad she made it to our 50th class reunion. She will be missed. See you in heaven, Pat!!!

  • I am in shock and so sad to hear this. Pat was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I will miss her terribly and feel so sad for her loving husband Frank. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Thank you everyone for your well wishes. My aunt was indeed a loving and happy soul, and my world is darker without her in it. I know she has been met with friends and family on the other side, and a host of furry companions as well to help her into the light, but I hope you will all remember her in your prayers and meditations as I will.

  • I miss you already lady. There are a lot of workers from GTE/Verizon/Frontier that never got the chance to see her dedication to CWA and all the many ways she helped whenever she could. Until we meet again Miss Pat, rest in peace.

  • I am so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. She was one of my bridesmaids almost 50 years ago. I was delighted that we reconnected on Facebook. She was a dear sweet friend and will be missed. My condolences to her family. She will be remembered in my prayers.

  • RIP Aunt Pat. You always had a heart of gold and it will always shine in our family. I’m sure grandpa was there to meet you and started harassing you the moment you met him up there. I’m saddened to hear the news of your passing but we know your in a better place and know we will always love you. Hugs to you uncle frankie and love you

  • I grew up with Pat’s sister, Nancy, who passed several years ago. Was so sad to hear of her passing. I am sending to family my most-sincere sympathy in your loss. Stay strong; I know you will.

  • I grew up with Pat’s sister, Nancy, who passed several years ago. Pat was in Southwestern grade school then; family moved away when her sister and others our age were neighborhood teenagers and best friends through grade and High School ; somehow, after graduation, we all separated, married and went our own ways.

    Patty let me know when her big sis, Nancy passed. So many years; so many memories.

    Was so sad to hear of Patty’s passing. I am sending to each of her family my most-sincere sympathy in your loss. Stay strong; I know you will.

    Joyce Rolph Kellogg

  • Frank, Brian, Melissa, Jennifer and the family,
    I think I only met Pat a couple times over the years. But losing a parent step or blood is difficult. I am praying you have the peace and comfort that God brings you you at this time in you life.


  • Brian and family, we are sorry for your loss. I think I met here once or twice with Frank, but she sounds like a very special lady. Our prayers are with you ALLL.

  • I am so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. I worked with her at GTE/ Verizon for many years and cherished her friendship. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her husband and family. R.I.P. Pat.

  • I am very sorry to here of Pat’s passing. She was such a sweetheart. I worked with her at GTE/Verizon/Frontier for many years. She was always kind, and always ready to help anyone she could.