Joseph W. "Joe" Ziegler, age 56, of Erie, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Erie on February 8, 1957, son of the late William and Doris A. Bay Ziegler. Joe enjoyed time spent on Presque Isle. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Bread of Life Catholic Community. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert M. Ziegler. Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Ziegler Acevedo of Ridge Crest, Calif. and Sondra Ziegler of Erie; three grandchildren, Amber, Amanda and Liana; five brothers, William Ziegler (Deborah) of Summit Twp., Danny Ziegler of North East, Richard Ziegler of Johnstown, Pa., Michael Ziegler of Erie and Mark Ziegler (Diane) of McKean; one sister, Lorraine Layton (James) of Lake City, Pa.; his hal-siblings, Theresa, Rene and Scott, all of Erie; his good friends, Mike, Zack and Craig; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Bread of Life Community. Memorial contributions may be designated to St. Joseph Bread of Life Community, 147 West 24th St., Erie, PA 16502. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 10, 2013