Francis R. Ziegelheafer, 85, steel co. foreman

September 15, 2006

Francis Robert "Bud" Ziegelheafer, a retired steel company foreman World War II veteran, died of emphysema Monday at his home in Delmar, Del. The former Rosedale resident was 85.

Mr. Ziegelheafer was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended city public schools and went to work as an electrician at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant.

He joined the Navy during the war and served as an electrician aboard submarines.

Then he returned to Sparrows Point and was a foreman in the electrical department until retiring in 1971.

Mr. Ziegelheafer was an avid hunter and fisherman.

A Delmar resident since 1971, Mr. Ziegelheafer was a member of the First Baptist Church there.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Katherine Estille; a son, Robert L. Ziegelheafer of Gaffney, S.C.; a daughter, Patricia Z. Menser of Delmar; a brother, Earl Ziegelheafer, and a sister, Myrna Braden, both of Silver Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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