Charles T. "Tim" Zimmer, 77, of 364 Penna. Ave., South Waverly, PA passed away peacefully at home Wednesday May 22, 2002 with his family at his side, after a brief illness.
Born January 6, 1925 in Lockwood, NY the son of John and Eunice Lattimer Zimmer. He worked at the American bridge Works in Horseheads, NY for 34 years and then went to work for Stroehmann Bros. Bakery in Sayre for 10 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with U.S. Army in the European theatre. He was a member of Skiff Bower Post #1536 V.F.W. of Sayre; the American Legion Post #283 of Milltown, PA, VFW Post #8104 of Waverly.
He was predeceased by his wife, Janet in 1993, a sister, Savannah Hill and a brother, George Zimmer.
He is survived by his children; Charles T. Zimmer, Jr., of Sayre, PA; Connie Robinson of Overton, PA; John Zimmer and his wife Babette of Athens, PA; Dale Zimmer and his wife, Bonnie of Elmira, NY; Gale Zimmer and his wife Tammy of Elmira, NY; Brian Zimmer and his wife, Mary of Syracuse, NY and Angela Zimmer of Waverly, NY. 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; Denny and Mary Zimmer of Sayre, PA, several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Family and friends may call Friday from 1:00-3:00p.m. and 7:00-9:00p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South main St., Athens, PA.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00a.m. With Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.
Grave marker for Charles T. Zimmer and spouse in Tioga
Point Cemetery, Athens (Bradford county), Pennsylvania.
Charles enlisted in the Army at Binghamton, NY on 27
Pvt Zimmer's name first appears on available 508th
records when he was sent to an unknown hospital on 11 January 1945.
Classified as a non-battle casualty, he may have been the victim of
On 11 April 1945 he was relieved from the 508th and
placed in the Detachment of Patients at the hospital.
Pfc Zimmer was discharged on 9 December 1945.
His military decorations include the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.