Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman

ZIMMERMAN, Gabriel "Gabe" died on January 8, 2011. He was a Tucson native, born here in 1980. He graduated from University High School, received a bachelor's degree in sociology from University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University's Tucson program. He worked at Arizona's Children Association, then for 5 years for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, ending his career as Community Outreach Director. Gabe was engaged to be married to Kelly O'Brien, a Yuma native who now lives in Tucson. He is survived by his mother, Emily Nottingham; father, Ross Zimmerman and step-mother Pamela Golden; brother, Ben Zimmerman; grandparents, Jim and Rachel Zimmerman, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a generous, happy and caring person, loved by many in the community. In lieu of flowers, people may donate to Child and Family Resources, or to a scholarship fund that has been established in his name by the ASU School of Social Work. Private Family Services will be held. Arrangements by BRING'S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 13, 2011