Nov. 21, 1925 – July 5, 2014
S. John Zimmerman, of the Town of Tonawanda, a World War II veteran, died July 5 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a short illness. He was 88.
Mr. Zimmerman who was known as Jack, was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kenmore High School.
He attended Ohio Wesleyan College and then graduated from the University of Buffalo.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theater.
He was a participant in the Honor Flight Buffalo Program, which transports World War II veterans to see the war memorials in Washington, D.C.
After his military service, he was employed at Bell Aerospace and later Sierra Research, where he worked in data processing for the space program. He retired in 1988.
Mr. Zimmerman was an active member of Kenmore United Methodist Church, where he was an usher and the chairman of the memorial committee.
He was past president of the Central Park Men’s Club, a member of KenTon Lodge 1186 F&AM, and a member of the Ismailia Shrine Chanters.
He also was treasurer of Church of the Advent in Kenmore.
Mr. Zimmerman owned a 20-foot inboard-outboard motorboat, which he docked at the North Tonawanda Marina.
He also was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed bowling, swimming, baseball and hockey.
His wife of 49 years, Carol Ann Goltz Zimmerman, died in 2005.
He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie and Beth Ann; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. next Friday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 21 Landers Road.