Robert J. Zimmerman

August 16, 1943 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 74)

74, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital.  He is predeceased by his father Clarence Zimmerman; mother Mary Jane (Degan) VanDusen; father in law Earl Niles.  He is survived by his loving wife Laurie (Niles) Zimmerman; sons Michael and Kara (McKinney) Zimmerman; Kevin and Danielle (Bulger) Zimmerman; 5 grandchildren Keishelle (Jeff) Balles,   Jori Zimmerman,  Katie Zimmerman, Jack Zimmerman, Tyler Zimmerman; Irelan and Kade Harris; brother and sister in law Dennis and Mary Zimmerman; sister and brother in law Nancy and Rick Haseley; mother in law Vera Niles; several nieces and nephews; special friend Maureen Bednar.   Robert worked at IBM as an engineer for over 30 years and was part owner of Cosco Technologies.  He loved to tell jokes, was an avid sports fan of the long suffering Cleveland Browns.  Robert especially loved and was very proud of his grandchildren, taking special pleasure in his years of babysitting them before they went to school.  A Memorial Service will be  on Friday at 6:00pm, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City.  The family will receive friends on Friday, from 4:00pm until the time of the service at the Barber Memorial Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s name to the charity of one’s choice. 

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