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Phillip D. Zimmerman

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Phillip D. Zimmerman, 89, of State College, Pa., formerly of Erie, Pa., passed peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018, surrounded by family. His bright eyes, easy smile, great sense of humor, commitment to family, and love of learning will be greatly missed.

Phil was born in Erie, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Lillian McClintock Zimmerman. Phil married the great love of his life, Shirley Lindstrom Zimmerman while a student at The Pennsylvania State University. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Phil is survived by his daughter, Leslee Zimmerman of Chatham, Mass.; son, Jeffrey Zimmerman, his wife, Deborah, of Breckenridge, Colo.; his cherished grandchildren, Bradley Zimmerman and Cora Zimmerman, both of Breckenridge, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. Phil is also survived by dear friend Joanne Weaver, and the loving Weaver family.

In addition to his parents and wife, Phil was preceded in death by his two brothers, Charles Zimmerman and Roger Zimmerman.

Phil graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce in 1952. In 1970 he completed the Program for Management Development, from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.

Phil retired as Vice President of Marketing from AMSCO International in 1988. He started a second career as a consultant to the CEO of Kinetics Biomedical Services in 1993. He eventually moved to State College, home of his beloved Nittany Lions.

Phil was an active member of the State College Presbyterian Church; former president of the Presque Isle Rotary Club; and member of Sons of the American Legion Post 245. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, the Penn State Quarterback Club, and the Smeal College Alumni Society Board of Directors, where he mentored graduate business and MBA students, and the Hammond Society of Smeal College. Phil was also an adviser to Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week and volunteered as an adviser for the PA Easter Seal Society.

Phil was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time. He was an avid Penn State sports fan and considered a day stomping around in the woods to be almost as good as an afternoon in Beaver Stadium. He was also a talented woodworker, and created many special furniture pieces for his family.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at the State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Ave, State College, with Rev. Dean Lindsey officiating. Burial will be at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Free Enterprise Education (PFEW), 3076 W 12th St., Erie PA 15606, or State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Ave, State College, PA, in memory of Phillip D. Zimmerman

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Sept. 14, 2018
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