May 21, 1935 ~ June 3, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY

Greece: Thursday, June 3, 2021. Predeceased by his siblings, William Zimmer, Margaret Zuick, Audrey Ciralo and Donald Zimmer.  Survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Zimmer; his children, Mark (Nicole) Zimmer, Steve (Melanie) Zimmer, Alana (Mark) Schrader; his step-children, Ken (Pam) Kalke, Keith (Michelle) Kalke, Karee (Thomas) Tantalo; his siblings,  Dottie (Mike) Tando, Richard (Arlene) Zimmer; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends.

David proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War from 1955-1961. His unit (Fas Special 200) was attached to the United States Embassy in London, England where he served his entire enlistment with honor.

No prior calling. David’s services will be held privately.

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  1. David was a wonderful Step-Father and Papa to our family….we loved him and cherish all the memories that were created over the years. Holidays, Parties, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Golfing and always good conversation.
    With much love until we meet again….Keith and Michelle

    • I agree Keith! He was a terrific Stepfather and Papa. We couldn’t have asked for a better person! He loved to have a good time, entertain, sing, tell jokes and stories.

      We will miss his (long) words of wisdom and historical knowledge. My Kenny will especially miss watching football on Sundays and playing chess with him.


  2. Uncle David was a 2nd father to me. I will cherish the memories I have with him. I love you Philip

  3. He was more like a brother to me then a long time friend. We worked together, traveled together with our wives, played golf, cards and enjoyed every moment. He gave me many cherished memories. He was personable, giving, Veteran, caring and truly a great, great guy. He will be missed by an awesome wife, family and his friends. God bless you David (Jarret). ❤️🙏

  4. To Keith & Michelle, So sorry for you’re loss. Our sympathies go out to you & all the Family. Please know we are with you in Spirit. Aunt Connie & Gene

  5. Dear Kathleen, My heart goe’sout to you and the Beautiful family, that you, and David created and shared together . I feel in my heart, that i knew him, through all the loving post’s and photo’s, that you have shared . My love and Sympathy to you and your family . You were truly Blessed to have each other . I am so sorry for your loss. Marilyn

  6. So Sorry for your families Loss Dave was an awesome man and will be missed by All who knew him. Hugs ❤️💔😘

  7. Dave was a dear friend that I will miss so much. I enjoyed all the stories he would tell sitting on his porch or out of the golf course. He was a kind, very giving person to all of us. He loved his family so much and spoke about them often. He will be missed by all.
    Love ya Jarret….God Bless..

  8. No words can ever express our sympathy to family and friends of Dave. He was a fantastic guy and loved his family endearingly. Curt and me are so lucky to have met and been friends with Kaye and Dave. So many great memories. Great Karaoke times, fun fishing and boating. Great family times. Dave will be missed, but the memories will be held in our hearts forever.

  9. Tony and I will miss your humor and great smile Rest In Peace dear friend- you will always be on our thoughts and prays. God bless you.

  10. David was my long-time friend and fellow shipmate. we met and served together at FASRON 200 at Blackbushe, England. Many good times, as most of us were in our early 20’s. BonVoyage Shipmate

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