From the Times Leader, Thursday, 5 November 1992:
Robert S. Zimmerman, 74, of Provincial Towers, 34 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, died early Wednesday in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township, following an illness.
Born in Hopewell, Va., on September 24, 1918, he was a son of the late William Lester and Mary M. Rively Zimmerman.
He resided in the greater Wyoming Valley Area since 1963.
He was a graduate of the William Penn High School, York.
He was an Air Force veteran serving during World War II, having served in North Africa, receiving the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.
Prior to retiring in 1976 he was employed by the Federal Aviation Agency as a radar technician at the Red Rock Air Force Base. His career in the Air Force expanded over a 20 year period.
He was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Ellen V. Lahey; children, Brian, Soudertown; Mrs. Michael (Madonna) Jezuit, Trucksville; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Miller, Forty Fort; Robert S., Jr., Mechanicsburg; sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Marian) Richardson, Monkton, Md.; Mrs. Bruce (Elaine) Allen, Forest Hill, Md.; brother, Jack, Beaufort, S.C.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from the M. J. McLaughlin Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Masouleum, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Christian wake services will be held Friday evening.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Hospice Unit, Seventh Floor, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township 18711, or to Hospice St. John, 665 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre 18702.