Gorman L. “Butch” Zumbrum, age 80, of Lower Chanceford Township,
Airville, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at home surrounded by his
loving family who adored him. He was the husband of the love of his life,
late Patricia Ann (Zartman) Zumbrum, who preceded him in death.
Born March 1, 1941, in York, he was a son of the late Gorman L. Zumbrum
and Jean (Sohnleitner) Fleming. He worked most of his career at the former
BMY (now BAE Systems), and retired from Keystone Wood Specialties as a
Mr. Zumbrum is survived by five daughters, Christine Croucher, and her
husband Roy, of Dover, Tammy Miller, and her husband Keith, of Glen Rock,
Dawn Burg, and her husband Earl, of Felton, Judi Lehman, and her husband
Bob, of Fawn Grove, and Tiffany Eichelberger, and her husband Steve, of
Airville; his beloved dog, Patty Ann; eight grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren expected this year whom
he could not stop talking about; a brother, Gordon Fleming, of Dallastown;
and a sister, Cathy LeRendu, of York. He was also preceded in death by a
son-in-law, Roy Croucher.
Funeral services will be private. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and
Cremation, 849 East Market Street, York, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church,
3708 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17302 or York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna
Trail North, York, PA 17406.
Butch and Pat had been companions since they were 14 years old. He will
now be with the love of his life again, which gives his family peace. Butch
was a devoted, hands-on father and grandfather to both human and fur kids.
He did everything with his family and if they couldn’t go, he didn’t go. He
was known as the “baby whisperer” because he could calm any crying baby.
He had many stories and songs to sing to all the children in the family. Butch
was a jokester and known for his great sense of humor. He was also known
as “George” when he was in trouble with Mom.
Butch will be greatly missed by his remaining family and friends, but we
know he is in heaven and seeing many of his family who he dearly missed
and dancing for joy and smiling with Mom again.
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