Posted by on May 30, 2019 1:19 am

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Ronald Grant Zimmerman Sr., 73, of 790 Hoffman Drive, Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Lebanon VA Hospital.

He was born November 3, 1945 in Frackville, PA, son of the late Darwin and Bertha (Wagner) Zimmerman.

Ronald served six years during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service and three years in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He worked as an Electrical Engineer at Three Mile Island until his retirement, then continued work as an independent contractor. He was a member of St. Peterโ€™s Lutheran Church in Middletown, Sam Houston Veterans Organization and the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. Keystone Chapter.

He enjoyed traveling the country during his work and was especially fond of the years he spent in Key Largo, Florida. His favorite pastimes were genealogy research, reading, and spending time with his family.

Ronald is survived by his wife Judith (Butswinkas) Zimmerman of Hummelstown; his three sons Ronald G. Zimmerman, Jr. and his wife Allison Tollen of York, Eric J. Zimmerman and his wife Jennifer of Wiconisco, and Michael J. Zimmerman of Hummelstown; one daughter Melissa R. Young and her husband Justin of Lancaster; one brother David Zimmerman and one sister Judith Touchinsky, both of Frackville; and seven granddaughters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Darwin Zimmerman and his sister June Zimmerman.

Funeral services were held Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Nice-Hart Funeral Home, Frackville, PA. The Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiated. Burial with Military Honors was at Ft. Indiantown Gap
National Cemetery, Annville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peterโ€™s Lutheran Church, 121 Spring St. Middletown, PA 17057.

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