The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

November 3, 2012

Edward J. Zirkle

Edward J. Zirkle, 85, of La Jolla, Calif., (formerly of Fairmont), passed away Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at his residence.

He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Edward Francis and Belva Lockwood Fogg Zirkle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Jeanette Hyatt Zirkle, who he married on Jan. 27, 1947.

Mr. Zirkle was a Methodist by faith and attended La Jolla United Methodist Church. He received his AB degree from Fairmont State College, MABA from National University and DBA at U.S. International University.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1944-1946. He was a radio announcer, designer, product manager and corporate president for many companies, including Kelvinator, General Electric, US Industries, Beatrice Foods and Samsonite Furniture. At one point he worked at AMC/Kelvinator in Detroit for George Romney.

Following his retirement from the corporate world, he was a professor and dean for the MBA program at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, he taught business courses at various schools in the San Diego, Calif., area.

Mr. Zirkle was a member of the Whitehall Bexley Rotary Club, AF&A Masons, Musicians Union and the United States Navy League.

Mr. Zirkle is survived by three children, Charles Edward Zirkle, Edward Carl Zirkle and Matthew Alfred Zirkle; seven grandchildren, Christopher David Zirkle, Paul David Zirkle, Jon Michael David Zirkle, Rachel Jeanette Zirkle, Mark Patrick Zirkle, Andrew Matthew Zirkle and Sophia Joy Zirkle; and two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Malachi Zirkle. In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by one son, David Oliver Zirkle.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont. A committal service will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Fairmont, on Friday at 3 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Survey on county health needs available

    A survey assessing the Marion County community’s health needs is now available online, and will be available for community members in paper form at public buildings across the county, including the public library.

    April 24, 2014

  • Deborah Warth

    Deborah Collins Warth, 55, of Fairmont, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday (March 19, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

    April 24, 2014

  • Kathleen Goll

    Kathleen “Kathi” Moreman Goll, 57, of Apex, N.C., passed away in her home on Monday (April 21, 2014) from acute respiratory illness.

    April 24, 2014

  • Paul Dolog

    Paul Franklin Dolog, 19, of Dakota Community, died unexpectedly after a short, courageous battle with lymphoma.

    April 24, 2014

  • Sylvia Enos

    Sylvia Joan Enos, 83 of McClellanville, S.C., passed away surrounded by family at the home of her brother and sister-in-law in Fairmont on Thursday (April 17, 2014) after a courageous battle with cancer.

    April 24, 2014

  • Lois Harbert

    Lois Karen Harbert (nee Colvin), 77, of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, passed away Monday (March 31, 2014).

    April 23, 2014

  • Emilia Carlone

    Emilia Alice Poluck Carlone, 97, of Munhall, Pa. formerly of Fairmont, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 2014) in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    April 23, 2014

  • Jennie Senkus

    Jennie Belcastro Senkus, 85, of Fairmont, died Thursday (April 17, 2014) at the home of her daughter in Flemington, N.J.

    April 23, 2014

  • Paul Dolog

    Paul Franklin Dolog, 19, of Dakota Community, died unexpectedly after a short, courageous battle with lymphoma.

    April 23, 2014

  • Shane Shaffer

    Shane Camden Shaffer, 49, of Fairmont, passed from this life Sunday (April 20, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

    April 23, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads