David “Dave” J Zimmerman

December 18, 1927 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 93)

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David (Dave) J. Zimmerman Sr., 93, passed away Dec. 21, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. He was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Numidia, and lived most of his adult life in Berwick.

Dave spent his early years in the Bear Gap, Fisherdale, and Numidia communities.

Dave’s primary employers were the Magee Carpet Mill, the Berwick Forge, Bechtel Construction and Dyco. Dave was active in the Boy Scouts for many years and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Dave is survived by his children: Pam (Tim) Kohlbus, Loree (Fred) Dykstra, and David John Zimmerman Jr.; grandchildren: Samantha Kohlbus Miller, Jonathan Kohlbus, and Douglas Dykstra; as well as three great-grandchildren: Hunter, Millie June, and Harley Grace.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Nan); father, John; mother, Daisy Mae (Mutchler); and sister, Anna Rhoads.

One of Dave’s greatest joys was talking and visiting with family, friends and anyone else that wanted to have a good conversation. He also enjoyed fishing, traveling, auto racing, the Berwick area athletic teams, Penn State football and the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethany United Methodist Church.

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