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Locations in Greensburg and Pleasant Unity, PA



Darryl Zane Aebi

October 28, 1933 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 84)

Darryl Zane Aebi, best known to his friends as Zane and family as Pappy, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, peacefully with family by his side. He was born on October 28, 1933. Zane was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances Jane Burton Aebi, his parents, Madeline (Stipes) and Jerry Aebi, his brothers Benjamin (Doris) Aebi and Louis Allen Aebi, and his beloved daughter Kimberly Dot Aebi Himes. Zane is survived by his friend Nancy Anderson, his brother Dr. Charles (Imogene) Aebi, and his children Zana, Jeffrey (Fae Jones), and Kurt (Karen) Aebi, grandchildren Dani (Josh) Martell, Thomas and Elizabeth Aebi, Diana and  Rayna Himes, and great-granddaughter Aebigail Martell, as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was a long-time resident of Southwest Greensburg, where he touched many lives sharing his time and skills.  He was always willing to let the kids help with building and creative projects, house and car repairs, even window and door installation, so they’d learn.  He was one of the original crew working to organize the Southwest Greensburg Recreation Board.  He coached baseball and was an umpire for many years as his children grew. He was a man of many talents, working a farm, training border collies, running a dairy farm, working first in the steel mill and later at Kennametal Inc. where he earned his Journeyman’s Papers in Machine Repair while raising strong, independent children. Zane was also a long-time member of the Bushy Run Lions Club.  His favorite part was the Chicken Barbecue.  It became a family affair over the years always recruiting his sons and daughters and even his grandchildren to help turn the chickens. After retiring, Zane loved to stay busy.  He spent as much time as he could at his second home in Greene County (the Cave) where he was able to be the outdoorsman he was born to be.  He had his favorite border collie, his garden, a deer feeder, bee hives, mountains and streams, his fellow hunters, and heated garage for tinkering.  That was his happy place. Zane was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Bayada Home/Health and Hospice caregivers who made his last year here in Vermont with family happy and comfortable.  Friends will be received from 4 – 8 PM Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  A funeral service will begin at 10 AM Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Whitehead officiating.  Private interment in Highland Cemetery, California.

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