Herbert K. Zearfoss was traveling by train to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania when he died suddenly. He will be long remembered for his passions for genealogy and for patriotic hereditary societies. He held leadership positions in the Philadelphia chapter of the Netherlands Society; the state Colonial Society; the General Society of the War of 1812; the Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati; the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; the Society of Colonial Wars; the Huguenot Society; the Sons of the Revolution and its color guard; and the Welcome Society.
Mr. Zearfoss was an inspirational leader of organizations such as the Boy Scouts, which honored him with the Silver Beaver Award, and the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum, of which he was treasurer.
You can read his obituary at http://www.philly.com/inquirer/obituaries/20080411_Herbert_K__Zearfoss__78__former_lawmaker.html.