Elmer Zaverton, 84, of Ararat Township, PA made his final flight on August 17, 2013, going home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen.
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He is also survived by four children, Michael Zaverton, Ohio, Kevin Zaverton, Kirkwood, N.Y., Karen and John Kuzma, Endicott, N.Y., and Timothy and Laura Zaverton, N.C.; six grandchildren, Trevor, Alexis, Kasey, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Jamie; a brother, Joseph and Bernice Zaverton; a sister, Barbara Tedick; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patti, Ann, Agnes, George and Eileen Banicky, John and Lillian Banicky; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine companion, Max. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Stephen, brothers, William, Daniel, Raymond, Eugene, and sisters, Elizabeth and Marie.
Elmer was a proud veteran, serving with the US Air Force during WWII. He had a passion for flying and was the owner of Zaverton Airport in South Montrose. He repaired, built, and restored many air planes. An old German War Plane he restored was of great interest to the Smithsonian Museum.
Elmer was an accomplished stone and brick mason and contractor. Much of his work is displayed across Broome and Susquehanna Counties on many churches and homes. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #86 and the Thompson Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead. Interment will be made in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Friends called on Monday evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Ambulance Service, P.O. Box, Thompson, PA 18465.
Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home
25 Susquehanna Avenue Hallstead, PA 18822
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, 2013