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Joan Zimmerman

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ZIMMERMAN, JOAN BERNICE Joan Bernice Zimmerman, 77, beloved mother of Tim, Kevin, Gary Michael and Karen Marie Zimmerman, went to her eternal home with Jesus on July 27, 2013 in Cumberland, Maryland. She was born Joan Bernice Strozewski (Shepherd) March 5, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy, she worked as an assistant to the Dean of Men at Canisius College until leaving Buffalo in 1962. After a brief residence in Alexandria, Virginia, she raised her four children in Bowie, Maryland. Her marriage to Joseph Zimmerman ended in 1975. Following a twenty-year career with the Hecht Company in Landover, Maryland, she moved to Ridgeley, West Virginia to live with her son and his family. Having lost Gary Michael and Karen Marie to Cystic Fibrosis, she is survived by her sister Barbara and husband Ronnie Smokowski, sister Dorrie and husband Fred Dzaak, sister Gerri and several nieces and nephews, all of Buffalo , son Tim and his wife Diane of Ridgeley, West Virginia, son Kevin who lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida, grandsons Timothy and David of Ridgeley, granddaughter Kristin Zimmerman-Bolyard and husband Josh Bolyard who reside in Bowling Green, Maryland with her precious great grandson Tucker Pierce Bolyard, and dear friend Jeannette Tansey of Bowie, Maryland. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013, at South Cumberland Assembly of God, 21 East Elder Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. Condolences may be sent to: Tim Zimmerman, PO Box 321, Wiley Ford, WV 26767. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to South Cumberland Assembly of God.
Published in The Capital on Aug. 1, 2013
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