Jerry Leroy Zimmerman

Jerry Leroy Zimmerman, 58, of Sigel, PA, formerly of Reynoldsville, PA, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, as a patient of Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital.

Jerry was born on May 23, 1959, in Dubois, PA, to the late William Leroy and Gertrude (Burkehouse) Zimmerman.

On May 16, 1987, Jerry married his wife of 30 years, Dawn Marie (Gilbert) Zimmerman, in Emerickville, PA.

He graduated with the class of 1977 from Brockway Highschool. Jerry then went on to work with heavy equipment and the Bush Factory in New York. Jerry also would drive with his wife Dawn, on her paper routes for 9 years while living in New York. He also spent a lot of time driving a route where he would pick up 35mm camera film from stores to be developed and then delivered back.

Jerry was a member of the Eagles Club #540 in Reynoldsville, PA. He enjoyed coaching his children’s little league, tee-ball, and softball games.

He is survived by his wife Dawn Marie (Gilbert) Zimmerman; three children; Ashley M. (Joseph) Wagner of Stockton NY, Darton Zimmerman of Sigel PA, and Jeremy L. Zimmerman of Warren PA. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce (Jim) Peppler and Debbie (Roger) Walk, as well as one brother Kevin (Darla) Zimmerman. Jerry is also survived by two grandchildren, Onaleigha Rose Wagner and Ezekiel Wagner.

He is preceded in death by one nephew, Donnie Schults.

Jerry was an avid hunter who hunted many types of game including deer, turkey, and bear. He could also be found in our local rivers fishing for native trout. Jerry built memories by taking his children canoeing and camping along the river when they were younger. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite football team, as well as the Little League World Series when they were on tv.

Jerry was known as a jokester who knew the exact buttons to push, just so he could enjoy the people’s reactions. He would always laugh first, and then help second. Jerry would spend time with his children trying new things, never forcing them into anything specific, but rather enjoying the time they got to spend together. He was able to spend a large amount of his time at home, allowing him to build memories that last forever.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Snyder – d’Argy Funeral Home, 206 E Main Street, Reynoldsville, PA. A funeral service will then be held following the visitation, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and officiated by Pastor Kevin Brooks.

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