Shawn M. Zellers

Shawn M. Zellers, 30, of 168 Swiss View Road, Lehighton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, in his residence.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the White Haven Center.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Sara J. (Neff) Mertz and the stepson of Todd J. Mertz, and a son of George E. Zellers Jr., and his companion, Lisa Diehl, of Lehighton.
He served our country with the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of senior airman.
Zellers attended St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Weissport, and was a social member of the East Penn Sporting Club and the Lehighton V.F.W. Post.
He was a former member of American Legion Post 314, Lehighton.
A sports enthusiast, he loved watching football and baseball. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to go hunting in the Lehighton area.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandmother, Shirley Neff of Jim Thorpe; and paternal grandmother, Ilene Mertz, two brothers, Shane Zellers and John Mertz, and a sister, Amy Mertz, all of Lehighton.
Service: Celebration of Life service 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Lehighton, with the Rev. Nancy L. Moore officiating. Interment with full military honors, St. Matthew Cemetery, N. Weissport, under direction of Lehighton Area UVO. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements by Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton. Online condolences can be offered at

Published in Times News on Nov. 26, 2012