ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eugene Ziemba Sr., 79, born on December 21, 1936 and passed away on April 13, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Please tell stories and add pictures.

Lets celebrate the His life and keep him alive through our memories!

Thank you,
Meredith 


 

-->Funeral services for Eugene Ziemba are being handled by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home Friday, April 22, at 701 Derstine Avenue in Lansdale, PA  and visitations will take place there from 5 to 8 p.m. 

April 23, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday. A funeral mass will then be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Avenue, at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 Donations may be made in his name to King’s College, attention Kim Cardone, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre PA 18711. 

 

Posted by Jasmine Sommer on April 15, 2020
On this the 4th anniversary of Gene's passing, we know his soul is with the angels and all those whom he loved. Not only was Gene a good, kind and generous man, but we loved life with him. Despite the serious aspects of business, life with Gene was fun and exciting. Sure miss those times. God bless you, Gene. 
Jasmine and Tony Sommer. April 13, 2020
Posted by Sara Carpenter on April 13, 2020
We still miss you Gene. You were always fun to talk to and be with, plus you taught me a lot.
All the best to the Ziembas.

Sara Carpenter
Posted by Jasmine Sommer on April 13, 2019
Gene's memory is still vivid in our lives. He was a wonderful man and we miss him. On this 3rd anniversary of his passing away, our thoughts and prayers are for Gene, and they go out to Sylvia, Meredith, Gene Jr. and their families.
Posted by BuzGuy Giordano on December 22, 2018
Meredith... I saw where 12/21/2017 was your dad's birthday. I would like to acknowledge that and wish you and your mother my condolences again because I know you will both be thinking about him and missing him at this time.
God bless you both,
BuzGuy
Posted by Jasmine Sommer on April 13, 2018
Today, the anniversary of Gene's passing, the Sommer and Carpenter families pray for Gene and the Ziemba family. We miss Gene. We had some wonderful times together.
Posted by Sara Carpenter on April 13, 2017
All the best to the Ziemba family on the first anniversary of Gene Sr's death. The Carpenter Family is thinking of you all today and remembering Gene and his fearlessness and faithful love for his friends and family.

Sara, Wade, Susanna and Daniel
Posted by Meredith Ziemba on February 2, 2017
http://www.forevermissed.com/marysjenkins/#about

I am leaving a Link to Aunt Mary's Site because everyone knows Aunt Mary and Dad are attending the Best Parties in Heaven and BOTH are watching over ALL of US!

We Miss you so much Dad and Aunt Mary!! Love you Both MUAH!
Posted by BuzGuy Giordano on February 2, 2017
Meredith:
You really created a wonderful way for friends to remember your dad and the really full life he led with this site. I kind of regretted his moving to Lansdale because I lost touch with him after that. However it was wonderful to understand his contributions to the Lansdale community along with many happy moments I missed over the years... all through your effort here.
God bless you all,
BuzGuy
Posted by Frank McPoyle on December 21, 2016
You were a great guy and knew what the business was but you were also anot very good golfer
Posted by Sidney Elston, Jr on April 22, 2016
Dear Meredith, Your Dad and I have been close friends for many years. I have always admired his dominate fun loving sense of humor, his obvious high intelligence, clear ambition and perseverance - not to mention his great success in business, politics and popularity with anyone who knew him. Gene and I came together mainly through our mutual employment as General Agents with The Medical Protective Company, and thereafter in the medical professional liability world, where Gene had outstanding achievements with his own PIPE Company. I will sorely miss your Dad immensely. Sid Elston
Posted by Lisa Conklin on April 21, 2016
Hi Meredith,

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Even though I never met him, I always enjoyed speaking with him when dealing with your insurance needs. Take care!

Best wishes - Lisa Conklin, Allman & Company Insurance
Posted by Tony Sommer on April 21, 2016
I was saddened and shocked to hear of Gene's passing, I know how hard these times can be as i lost my mother in December, so my best wishes and sympathies are with you all especially you Sylvia and Meredith.
Posted by Judith Butt on April 20, 2016
Gene was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. He always took the time to stop and say hello and ask how I was doing. He always put others before himself. My heart aches to hear of his passing. Rest well my friend in the arms of the Angel's. May God watch over the Ziemba family & comfort them in their time of need.
Posted by Dora Dixon on April 18, 2016
I loved working for Gene. He was always so kind to me even though he had a hard time understanding me and my southern accent at times.  He had such character and integrity, he was such a caring and giving person. He is an example for me pattern my actions after and I will truly miss him!
Posted by Ben Townsend on April 18, 2016
I was sorry to hear about Mr. Eugene Ziemba’s battle with illness and of his passing. Mr. Ziemba, “Gene” as he would always tell me, had a sharp mind and a quick wit. Every time I saw him, he would have a pearl of wisdom to share, which showed me a different perspective on life’s issues. Having worked for him, and looking at the pictures on this site, I see he lived life completely with many enriching experiences. To his family you have my deepest condolences; Gene will be missed.
Posted by Dutch Edelmayer on April 17, 2016
Gene was one of the kindest, easiest going guys I ever knew. Always had a great smile for everyone. I enjoyed every one of my many times with him over the past 37 years. His stories, his ability to solve problems and his energy in doing everything he took on never ceased to amaze me. My condolences to the entire family. He is and will always be greatly missed in so many ways and by so many. Dutch
Posted by Sara Carpenter on April 16, 2016
The Carpenters and Sommers had many adventures with Gene Sr., who loved and supported his family with passion. Our prayers are with you all.
Posted by Jennie Martin on April 15, 2016
I will always be grateful that I have been able to work for the Ziemba family for 15 years and know so well how BIG GENE has impacted the family in such a wonderful way. He and Sylvia treat everyone with such respect and kindness. I am honored to have known Gene.
Posted by Clare Edelmayer on April 15, 2016
Gene, I will miss you so much. I have lost you as my friend, commissioner, running mate and my buddy who I have sate next for the last 25 at township meetings. Rest peacefully my friend.
Clare
Posted by Sam Keenan on April 15, 2016
Eugene will be missed terribly by his loving family, thoughts and love to them at this difficult time.
Posted by George Wicks on April 15, 2016
Gene:

You were always a staunch supporter of Nor-Gwyn and the kids in our community. I don't think you ever missed an Opening Day Ceremony or any of the other special events we had at Nor-Gwyn. We will miss your smiling face, especially tomorrow. Rest in peace!

George Wicks, President
NOR-GWYN BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Posted by Kim Godshall on April 15, 2016
Mr. Ziemba....the only commissioner I can not call by his first name because I grew up with you and your family...it was like my family and yours were one big family. This is just surreal that I am here writing this to you....to your family....I can't even put into words how much you will be missed. Your quick dry humor which I absolutely love, your quick smile but even more than anything your sensibility. May you watch over your family and keep them safe along with the others who love you.

xoxo
Kim
Posted by Frank McPoyle on April 15, 2016
He was a great guy, intelligent and easy to talk to. He was however a lousy golfer, even I could beat him but he was fun to play with for 18 holes. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people.
Posted by Bart Post on April 15, 2016
Whether fixing a water pump in the bilge of the boat 60 miles at sea, arguing how to defend a malpractice case, arguing about anything under the sun, to figuring out how to create an insurance company, or just having dinner together with families, a friend for 40 years will be sorely missed.
Posted by Michelle Russo-Fischetti on April 15, 2016
Meredith & family - We are very sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed! He left behind an imprint and a legacy your family must be so proud of. Sending our love and prayers, Tony & Michelle Fischetti
Posted by Jackie Stahlecker on April 15, 2016
It is a sad time for many. In the 10 years I had the pleasure of working for him, Gene was one of the most kind and understanding people I knew. If there was a problem, any problem, Gene knew how to fix it. He was not only my boss but my mentor as well. I wish the Ziemba family the strength to get through this tough time as I know the hurt will stay for many years to come. Gene, you will forever be etched in my mind and hold a place in my heart. Rest in Peace, Sir.

May angels lead you in.....
Posted by Meredith Ziemba on April 15, 2016
I will think about you and Miss you each and everyday. I made this so we can all celebrate your life and all of your accomplishments

I love you always,
Meredith
Posted by Meredith Ziemba on April 15, 2016
Hello everyone and thank you for your prayers and caring thoughts in this time of sadness. Our service plans For Gene are as follows:

Friday April 22 will be a viewing from 5-8 pm at Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home
701 Derstine Ave
Lansdale Pa 19446
215-855-3311

Saturday April 23 a viewing will be held 9-10:15 am at the above funeral home with a mass to follow at St Stanislaus Catholic Church
51 Lansdale avenue
Lansdale, Pa 19446


Thank you
ZIEMBA FAMILY

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Posted by Jasmine Sommer on April 15, 2020
On this the 4th anniversary of Gene's passing, we know his soul is with the angels and all those whom he loved. Not only was Gene a good, kind and generous man, but we loved life with him. Despite the serious aspects of business, life with Gene was fun and exciting. Sure miss those times. God bless you, Gene. 
Jasmine and Tony Sommer. April 13, 2020
Posted by Sara Carpenter on April 13, 2020
We still miss you Gene. You were always fun to talk to and be with, plus you taught me a lot.
All the best to the Ziembas.

Sara Carpenter
Posted by Jasmine Sommer on April 13, 2019
Gene's memory is still vivid in our lives. He was a wonderful man and we miss him. On this 3rd anniversary of his passing away, our thoughts and prayers are for Gene, and they go out to Sylvia, Meredith, Gene Jr. and their families.
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punta Cana

Shared by Meredith Ziemba on February 2, 2017

Life with Gene in Lansdale, PA

Shared by Jasmine Sommer on April 21, 2016

I loved Gene.  He was always very good to me.  Treated me just like a daughter during the time I spent in Lansdale during 2006-2007.  I went to work for him after several years in Australia.  Coming back to the States was complicated, but Gene made the transition easy for us.  He was so thoughtful.  When Tony and I arrived, he had already found an apartment for us at Lansdale.  It was bright and spacious, and in a beautiful neighborhood.  He and Sylvia would come and pick us up for dinner in his enormous Lincoln Continental.  He would laugh when we teased him, saying we’d decided to forego home ownership – instead we’d buy a Lincoln and live in it.   He also laughed when he could be with his friends on the golf course.  He was invariably social, and seemed to know everyone of note in Pennsylvania’s insurance circles. 

Gene paid attention to my education, taking me to places such as Harrisburg so that I could see an MCare meeting of PA insurers in action.  He was the Township Commissioner and took me to the meetings where he answered questions and fielded complaints.   And there were lots of baseball games seen from his Sky Box, to which he would invite Pennsylvania’s political elite.  Tony and I also had many vacations with Gene and his family.   They would not only invite us, but also many other family members and friends.  Without fail, they were the best fun imaginable. 

Life with Gene was one of privilege and excitement.  However, he told me his life had not always been so.  He spoke of his father’s life, of his first car, of working in many places in Pennsylvania, and of his early intention to marry Sylvia, the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen.  Gene had many obstacles to overcome to realize the life he wanted.  That he succeeded, while remaining a grounded, compassionate and generous person, one who commanded the respect of all who knew him, speaks to the noble standards by which he lived.  We were proud to know him and we will never forget him. 

The Ziemba family are in our thoughts and prayers.  

Jasmine Sommer, April 20, 2016.

Dad's love of Cars.....

Shared by Meredith Ziemba on April 20, 2016

I'm not sure if most people know but my father loved, cars, motorcycles and boats! Basically anything with a motor !!

 

My father could drive anything from a fork lift to a Caddilac and let's not forget he would jump on a horse when I asked him to go horse back riding.

 

Anytime you would say hey Dad you want to go and test drive a car, he always went!! He preferred American cars, of course but would put all of them through their paces that we test drove!

 

Santa ( aka Dad) bought me a go-cart when I was 3 1/2. That summer he put blocks on the peddles so I could reach the gas. He taught me how to ride a motorcycle when I was 10! I also, like my father, have  a love for things with engines!

 
( trivia: I had my Dad count how many cars he had through the years and it was around 36)

 

I will Miss You Everyday!

Love Meredith