Lynn Clifford Ziesche

February 13, 1932April 28, 2021

Lynn Ziesche, 89 of Saxonburg, PA (formerly of Ross Township) passed away peacefully April 28, 2021.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Sally (Lacock) Ziesche and his brothers Charles and Richard Ziesche and sister Florence Smith.

He is survived by his 4 children James (Linda) Ziesche, Charles (Barb) Ziesche, Shari (Pat) Jerman and Jeff (Kay) Ziesche; his beloved grandchildren James (Amy) Ziesche, Lee Ziesche, Maria Ziesche, Alli (Josh) Corbran, Elaina (Tony Marquez) Ziesche, Jake Ziesche and Austin Jerman; his 3 great-grandchildren, George, Anderson and Leandro. Also survived by his sister Ann Keeler, sister in-law Martha Riggs and many nieces and nephews.

Lynn attended Perry High School, was an Army Sergeant in the Korean War and worked at Golomb Glass / Columbia Architectural Metals for over 40 years as a General Manager & Vice President. He was a Mason in the Perry Ionic Lodge No. 796, Shriner, VFW member, McKnight Village Little League baseball coach and was active in Ross Community Presbyterian and McKnight Methodist churches. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Steelers and Pirates games, and working in his yard. But what he loved most was his family. He enjoyed spending time with them, along with friends and neighbors on the back porch or poolside, grilling food and having a beer at 320 Nichols; the annual Ziesche family beach vacations and the “Z & J” family canoe trips.

He bought the “Windy City “camp in 1972 so the Ziesches and Keelers had a place to go for deer hunting, but that place became more than a hunting camp. It was used by family and friends for weekends and parties. He let his neighbors, co-workers, the Boy Scouts, science club, and other groups use it. He and his buddies got together every year for Spring and Fall turkey and the family, and their friends enjoyed many buck and bear seasons together. He loved it there and when you talked with him about the “camp” and all the great times, it always made him smile.

He also enjoyed relaxing on the front deck or lawn swing of the “St. George” camp with his wife, kids and grandchildren watching the Allegheny River flow by and enjoying numerous snacks and a cold Miller High Life.

Lynn was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Full Military Honors will take place on May 28, 2021 at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. Please meet at Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15237 at 1:00 PM to proceed to the cemetery.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Kay Ziesche

May 10, 2021

Lynn was my father-in-law and I feel so blessed to have had him in my life. I can’t really remember Lynn without also mentioning my mother-in-law, Sally, because their memories are so entwined. They were two of the most welcoming, generous, and loving people that I have ever known.
You can sum their priorities up with the four F’s...Family, Friends, Food, and Fun. Whether at 320 Nichols, our camps, or at the beach houses, family and friends gathered. Lynn manned the grill and was allowed into Sally’s kitchen only when it was time to carve the roast, turkey, etc.. He always slipped me a slice of whatever he was carving and was always complimentary and grateful for our meals and our company. (“Umm Doggy, almost as good as Wendy’s!! Kids, thank your mother.”)
They were wonderful parents and grandparents and we adored them. The sight of big Lynn with one or all three of my daughters on his lap was so sweet. He was proud of all of his grand and great grandchildren and always let them know how capable and loved they were.
Lynn and Sally gave me the gift of my life, by raising Jeff, the good man that I would marry and have a family with. Their legacy of love lives on in our daughters and our grandson. Our precious memories of them, too numerous to list, live on in our hearts.

Eliot Gminder

May 9, 2021

To the Ziesche Family

My regrets at hearing of MR Ziesche passing. I have know him since 1982. He hired me at Columbia Arch Metals right out of high school. He was my first and best mentor in the Glass Industry which lasted many years. I too was able to spend time with him and his sons at camp and will cherish those memories. He was a wonderful man and will be thought of often. It is my fondest wish that the Lord will ease your grieving in the coming time...

Georgeann Festas Graf

May 3, 2021

Shari and family,
Sending my condolences on the passing of your father. I only know this because I was looking for information on my sister’s mother in law and saw your family name.
Hoping your great memories will bring you comfort.


Amy (Hadfield) Baker

May 2, 2021

I don’t even know where to begin, but having Mr. and Mrs. Ziesche as our next door neighbors was such a blessing! So many wonderful memories at their house - they were always SO welcoming and made you feel right at home. Boy were they FUN! From the pool, to the pinball machine, to the food, to the drinks - I could go on and on. They were wonderful people and such a fantastic family I am glad to know! I will always cherish our memories and I am sure Mr. Ziesche is so happy to be back with Mrs. Ziesche again. Big hugs to all of you!! I am so sorry for your loss!

Patti Crown

May 1, 2021

To the Ziesche family:

Extending my sorrows for your loss. I am certain that heaven has a beer, reclining chair and Sally waiting for him. Many fond memories—- camp, headball, pick ups from the skating ring, great grilled food and lots of welcoming comfort! My blessings to all!

Love Patti

Shari Jerman

April 30, 2021