Donald Drew "The Professor" Zimmerman
1931 - 2019
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"The Professor", Donald Drew Zimmerman, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Pitman, N.J..
Born December 30, 1931 in Hornell, NY to Earl and Mary Zimmerman, Donald was a retired Professor of Elementary Education from Glassboro State College (Rowan), Glassboro, N.J.
Additionally, Donald was known for his love of music and enjoyed performing locally with various groups on his trumpet. In his retirement, Donald operated Prof's Antiques and was well-respected for his knowledge and love of fine-antiques, clocks and stained-glass. Donald and his family enjoyed many summers on Lake Wallenpaupack at their homes, first at Sandy Shores and then their lakefront home in Briar Hill, Lakeville, Pa.
Donald is survived by his wife Cleo (nee Beeman), daughters Laura DeMarco, Beth (James) Martin and Lisa (Thomas) Fisher. He adored his seven grandchildren; Shawn and Tyler Demarco; Drew, Colin and Whitney (Josh Gooch) Martin, Alan and Julia Fisher.
A service celebrating his life will be March 9th, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Pitman NJ 08071. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Don's memory to the First Presbyterian Church Building fund. Please go to

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Published in News Eagle from Feb. 28 to Mar. 27, 2019.
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February 14, 2020
I still hear the sound of his beautiful voice and the music of his trumpet. He has a special place in my heart and will not be forgotten. He was a faithful friend.
Rita Widman
March 15, 2019
Forever in our hearts and in the memories of adventures we shared over the years. We are saddened that we have lost a dear friend here on earth but will look forward to the time when we meet again. God bless you all. With Love, Rita, Manny and Family
Rita & Manny Widman
February 27, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and I hope that in some way they help you through this difficult time.
Alex Fanfarillo
February 22, 2019
What wonderful memories Warren and I both have of times together in the Poconos. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cleo, and all your family. Love,Carol and Warren
Carol and Warren
February 21, 2019
Laura and Family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad Don's passing. He was such a nice man. Prayers to you and your family.
Lyn Schoettler
February 21, 2019
A GREAT GREAT FRIEND. Will miss you SO much. Hoping you meet up with Janet in your new world. Will do my my best to stay in touch with CLEO and the GIRLS. Please watch over us all.
LOVE to all,
John Amoral
Janet Amloral
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