Stephen J. Zimmerman, 69,
passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home in
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20,
at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St.,
Watertown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30
April 21, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven
Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial in Calvary Cemetery will
be at the family's convenience.
Born Nov. 6, 1947, in Watertown, a son of William T. and
Alberta I. Sixbury Zimmerman, he was a 1965 graduate of
Watertown High School and attended Jefferson Community
College. Steve entered the US Army on Sept. 7, 1967, and was
honorably discharged from the reserves on Aug. 7, 1973.
He married Jane J. Leary on Oct. 4, 1969, at Emmanuel
Congregational Church. Although the marriage ended in
divorce, the two remained friends.
Steve served as executive vice president of Key Bank and
then as senior vice president of Jefferson National Bank. He
later worked for Prudential Insurance Company and most
recently for United Professional Advisors. Earlier in his
career, he also served as an adjunct instructor at Jefferson
Steve was Catholic and a member of Elks Lodge 496.
Throughout his career, he was involved with many
organizations including the Jefferson County Chamber of
Commerce, American Heart Association, Black River Valley
Club, United Way of Jefferson County, Ives Hill Country
Club, and Italian American Civic Association.
Steve very much enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren, especially at their sporting events. He
enjoyed playing golf and took pride in helping with the
annual DiStefano Memorial Golf Tournament.
Steve was an avid Yankees and Syracuse fan, and he never
missed an episode of The Young and The Restless. When not
with his family or friends, Steve could usually be found in
the comfort of his recliner while catching up on politics,
or watching The Bachelor, The Voice, or Dancing with the
Stars while enjoying many Klondike bars.
Surviving are his three children, Justin J. Zimmerman and
wife, Joy W., Adams, Lauren S. Zimmerman, Webster, and
Kristen J. Zimmerman, Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren,
Quincey J., Jenna C., and Jayna H. Zimmerman; two brothers
and their wives, William F. and Susan E. Zimmerman and
Frederick C. and Lorraine J. Zimmerman, all of Watertown;
and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, William, Sept. 14, 1996,
mother, Alberta, Dec. 15, 2013, and a brother, William R.,
Donations in his name may be made to: Team Zimm, North
Country Heart Walk, 204 Iroquois Ave W., Watertown, NY 13601
or to the DiStefano Memorial Fund, 21913 Sunset Ridge,
Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown