Paul G. Zimmermann, of Eldred, NY, formerly of Maspeth, (Queens, NY) and longtime resident of the area, passed away at home on Sunday, December 5, 2010. He was 84 years old.
The son of the late Peter Paul and Anna Louisa Grunwald Zimmermann, he was born in Manhattan, NY on October 10, 1926.
Paul enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. Paul was married to his lifetime sweetheart, Lucille Lohner Zimmermann for 56 years. After retirement from AT&T, he and his wife relocated to their dream home in Eldred, NY where they were very happy and involved in the the community. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, having served on the USS Intrepid. He was commander of the Tusten Highland VFW Post #6427. He was a councilman for the Town of Highland for the past 12 years. He served as president and Treasurer of Lumberland AARP. He was a member of St. Ann's R.C Church, Shohola where he was an usher. A family statement reads Paul was much loved, well respected and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; four children: Anne Zimmermann and her fiancee, Michael Muryn of Matamoras, PA, Jean Miterko and her husband, Robert of Wantagh, NY, Paul Zimmermann of Ridgewood, NY and Ruth Sorg and her husband, Walter of Wantagh, NY; six grandchildren: Brian, Katie, Andrew, Alyssa, Sean, Megan and Kristen, and his dearest friend and relative, Dr. Donald Lohner.
Paul is predeceased by a sister, Winifred Zimmermann. Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, December 8 and from 9-9:30 a.m., Thursday, December 9 at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 Route 97, Barryville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 9 at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola , PA. Rev. Thomas Major will officiate. Cremation will follow, Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Co. Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY.