David Ryan Zimmerman, age 58, of Erie, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St.Vincent Hospital. Born February 23, 1955 in Erie, he was the son of the late Donald and Ruth Durbin Zimmerman.
Dave was a firefighter
with the City of Erie Fire Department for over 37 years, working out of Engine Co. #8. He enjoyed fishing, photography, puttering in his workshop, and making walking sticks. He was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and the Siebenbuerger Club.
Survivors include, his two daughters: Erin Rater, husband Mark, and Amy Kirsch, all of Erie; four grandchildren; his fiancée, Bonnie Voyda; a brother, Dale Zimmerman, fiancée, Jackie Bennett of Erie ; two sisters, Diane Soliwoda, husband Timothy, of Wilmington, Del., and Debra LaRocco, husband Anthony of Boardman, Ohio; six nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Gus.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and are invited to attend a Funeral Service at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 5440 Washington Avenue, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511, or Peninsula Pups, 801 West 12th Street, 16501.Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 18, 2013