Bernard J. Zeblium III "Bernie" "Bernz"

Philadelphia, d. 21.August.2004

I have been a messenger in Philly for 4 years and we have been lucky. But we did lose someone in 2004 to cancer. He thought his heavy bag was just making his arms numb, or track bikes were giving him know how that is. But really he had a tumor in his spine. By the time un-insured Bernz found out it was too late. His name was Bernie "Bernz" Zeblium, worked for 9 years and loved by all.

Thanks, Amanda

Bernard J. "Bernz" Zeblium III, died August 21, 2004, in Abington Memorial Hospital, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, which was diagnosed in November 2003. Age 29. Born in Abington, he was the beloved son of Nancy J. (Ambrose) Zeblium Pistilli and the late Bernard J. Zeblium Jr. He was the stepson of Ronald Pistilli. He grew up in Lansdale and graduated from North Penn High School in 1994 and most recently lived in Philadelphia. He took great pride in his nine-year career as a bike courier in Philadelphia. Because of his knowledge of the city streets, he had the unique ability to give specific directions to anyone in need. A talented artist, Bernz expressed his creative nature in drawing cartoons and caricatures.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Jonathan Pistilli and his fiancée, Amy Rymann, both of Philadelphia and Damian Pistilli, at home; his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Ambrose of Lansdale and paternal grandfather, Dominic Pistilli of East Norriton. Interned in Greenlawn Cemetery.