Mary Sue Zimmerman, age 61, who had her own spiritual feeling, joined the Angels on February 5, 2013 at Hospice of Western Reserve. Her familys loving name for her was always "Susie." She was born and raised in Erie, Pa. Graduated from Strong Vincent High School class of 1969 and attended Edinboro University. She had currently been employed by Progressive Insurance of Ohio.She was an avid reader and had a lifelong love for animals, especially her favorite horse, Mickey, who had passed. She loved her many cats over the years and her beloved dog, Boog, for the past 11 years. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Survivors include her mom, Sue Zimmerman of Erie; sisters Jane Braggins (Bill) of Florida; Laurie Kardos (Rick) of Erie; brothers John Zimmerman (Beth) of Florida; David Zimmerman of New Jersey and close cousin, John Gordon (Michelle) of Utah. Also nieces, Alissa Braggins-Smith (Jarid) of Va.; Megan Zimmerman of Florida; and step-niece Shelby Kardos of Erie and nephews, Zach Zimmerman of Erie and David Edward Zimmerman of New Jersey. Special thanks to her best friend of 39 years, Sue Amos, who cared for her during her illness. Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Hospice for their kindness and caring. Per Mary's request, arrangements were handled by Blessings Cremation Center in Garfield Heights, Ohio, so no service will be observed. If you wish to make a contribution in her name, send to: Hospice of Western Reserve, 300 East 185th, Euclid, OH 44117.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 12, 2013