Lloyd E. "Blacky" Zwiebel

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LLOYD E. “BLACKY” ZWIEBEL, age 92, of Piqua, passed away at 7:00 A.M. on Thursday October 19, 2017 at Koester Pavillion, Piqua.  He was born in Logan County, OH on January 25, 1925 to the late Erbin and Velma (Dowden) Zwiebel.  On November 10, 1947 in Jackson Center, Oh, he married Ruth L. Cecil.  She preceded him in death on September 7, 2007.

Blacky is also survived by two sons and daughter-in-law: Bruce Zwiebel, Piqua and Gary & Pamela Zwiebel, Tipp City, one daughter and son-in-law: Gail and Michael Lehmann, Troy; three brothers: Willis Zwiebel, Jerry Zwiebel and Raymond Zwiebel, all of Jackson Center; one sister and brother-in-law: Miriam and Paul Bricker, Sidney; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles Zwiebel, Roy Zwiebel and Robert Zwiebel.

Blacky attended Piqua Church of the Nazarene.  He worked at Hobart Corporation for 20 years in Security before retiring in 1989.  Blacky proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during WW II.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with the Rev. Gary Wagner officiating.. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full Military honors will be presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Calling hours will be 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373 or Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter 31 W. Whipp Road Dayton, OH 45459.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
 


  Funeral Service

Tuesday October 24, 2017

646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH, 45356

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with the Rev. Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full Military honors will be presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Calling hours will be 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373 or Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter 31 W. Whipp Road Dayton, OH 45459. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.

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Reva Ray

Bruce, Gary, Gail and family,
I was so srry to read about "Blacky!" Please accept my condolences. May God Bless all of you and I am sure he is happy now to be back with Ruth!

 Posted October 23, 2017 - 9:22pm
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Bonnie Small

Lloyd was my friend for over 40+ years because of Hobart but I never knew his nickname was “Blacky”!

Lloyd greeted us on departure from Hobart for the evening (I can visualize him standing in the lobby – always having a good word and smile for everyone.) He managed a huge desk of “airline-tower lookalike security system” with ease.

For a while it was difficult to recognize Lloyd when he didn’t have his Hobart security hat on but our friendship continued after he retired – especially over a “good hamburger. "

Lloyd was nice to everyone and loved his family and dogs. Also Lloyd gave me the honor of naming a white squirrel at their house after me!

He missed Ruth so much I am glad they are together again. You can see the happiness in the twinkle in his eye.

To the Zweibel family, thank you for sharing Lloyd and my condolences for losing a wonderful man.

 Posted October 23, 2017 - 10:08am

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