Robert Paul Zimmerman|
Bob Zimmerman, 78, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 14. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rebecca; son Michael Zimmerman and wife Elizabeth, and grandsons Bauer and Grant of Sammamish, WA; daughter Esther and husband Rabbi Yosef Malka, and grandsons Yehudah, Yonah Mordechai, Raziel Yitzchak, and Moshe David of Beitar Ilit, Israel; daughter Sharon Zimmerman and partner David Tutton of San Francisco, CA; and daughter Susan and husband Joshua Stewart of Renton, WA. He is also survived by his sisters Barbara and husband Robert Sirotkin of Lords Valley, PA, and Judith Zimmerman of New Orleans, LA. He is predeceased by his parents Eugene and Daisy Zimmerman. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Family was his life.
He was born January 8, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush, Midwood High School, and Brown University.
Bob was a Boeing employee for 37 years and worked in both aerospace and defense in Huntsville, AL and Seattle, WA. After retirement he became a teacher for Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation Frankel Religious School educating kids and adults while also leading the morning minyan - his two passions. He was active in the Democratic Party.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation Morning Minyan Fund, Herzl-Ner Tamid Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Herzl-Ner Tamid Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Herzl-Ner Tamid Executive Director's Fund, Strom Jewish Community Center Fitness Center, and HopeLink would be greatly appreciated.
Burial was June 17 at The Herzl Memorial Park.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 23 to June 24, 2014