Theodore Johann Zimmermann
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June 26, 1932 - Nov. 4, 2012
Resident of San Jose
Born in Augsburg, Germany. Died in San Jose, CA, after a long battle with cancer, Ted peacefully passed away on Nov. 4, 2012. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years Blanca; daughter Blanca; daughter Sonya (Iman); son Albert (Arlette); grandchildren Katja, Andreas, Sahar, Ariana; half-sisters Gitta and Renate; many relatives and friends in USA, Germany, Mexico, Panama.
Attempting to capture who Ted was in words, one of his greatest fans wrote for us all, "I've never met anyone as hardworking, influential, highly regarded, interesting, and truly remarkable as my grandfather. Yesterday, I gained a new angel who is finally at peace and surely already playing chess, sharing his stories, and enjoying his many favorite foods. We all continue to carry a little bit of my Opa with us- his humor, his silly little sayings, his hundreds of stories, life lessons and of course wonderful memories. Opa, you were an unparalleled human being and grandfather. I love and miss you so much"
Our deepest gratitude goes out to all the doctors and nurses and care staff at A. Grace Skilled Nursing and Kaiser Hospitals for maintaining Opa's dignity. Thank you to all the friends that came to offer Ted and Blanca support and love. Ted will be cremated with no public service. We ask that you save a special memory of Ted in your hearts. Hasta Luego! Auf Wiedersehen! Until we meet again Opa!
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 18, 2012