Patricia M. ZimmermanMay 15, 1925 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 92)
Patricia Zimmerman, age 92, passed away November 29. Pat was born in Akron, Ohio, the only child of Louise and Julian Meeks. She grew up in Stow and graduated from Stow High School in 1943. She attended Syracuse University in New York, majoring in Fine Arts. She worked at Goodyear Aerospace and General Tire in Akron as a draftsperson. She later worked in the advertising department at the Akron Beacon Journal.
Pat married Stow classmate Wilbert “Zim” Zimmerman in 1947, when he returned from serving in the Air Force. They lived in Akron, where daughters Julie, Amy & Martha were born. The family moved to Tallmadge, where all three girls graduated from Tallmadge High School.
Pat was a loving daughter, wife and mother, and her life revolved around her family and church, First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC. She taught Sunday school, led Bible Study classes and worked as Coordinator of Christian Education. Pat was an accomplished artist, showing her paintings in local art exhibits.
Pat and Zim celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in June, 2016. Pat will be remembered for her warmth, generosity, sense of humor, and her devotion to family, friends and God.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert, and is survived by daughters Julie Ann (Ben) Reuben, Amy (Jake Smith) Larson, Marti (Tim) Lelko and granddaughter Priya (Mike) Reuben-Fall.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Gables of KentRidge and Clearpath Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.
Visitation will be 5 -7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave., Tallmadge.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge, with Pastor Neal Sadler officiating.
Interment will be at Stow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church of Tallmadge or ClearPath Hospice, 475 Wolf Ledges Parkway,Akron, Ohio 44311
First Congregational Church of Tallmadge
85 Heritage Drive, Tallmadge OH 44278
475 Wolf Ledges Parkway, Akron OH 44311