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Frederick C. Zimmerman

September 14, 2021

Frederick C. ZimmermanFrederick C. Zimmerman, 77, of Watertown passed away Tuesday morning, September 14, 2021, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Fred was born in Watertown on April 21, 1944, son of William T. and Alberta I. Sixbury Zimmerman. He graduated from Watertown High School and attended JCC. He served in the US Army.

On September 4, 1971 he married Lorraine J. Heath at Holy Family Church with Rev. George Maroun officiating.

For over 40 years Fred was the owner and operator of Zimmerman Construction, LLC. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and was a member of Watertown Elks Lodge 496, American Legions in both Star Lake and Watertown, and Watertown VFW Post 1400. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, spending time at the cottage in Star Lake, and he loved his work. He would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. Above all, Fred loved his family and created one of the strongest around. He taught us all how to live our best lives by watching him live his. He made us strong and filled our lives with love and joy, leading by example.

Along with his wife, Lorraine, Fred is survived by his two children, Whitney K. Zimmerman and fiance Aaron J. Williams, Adams Center and Jerrid F. Zimmerman and wife Stepheny E., Rodman; four grandchildren, Ryder and Zachary Zimmerman, Nicholas Burnash, and Lauryn Williams; two great-grandchildren, Kennidee Marshall and Colt Zimmerman; brother William F. Zimmerman and wife Susan E., Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, Fred was predeceased by two brothers, William R., 1941, and Stephen J., 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, September 20, from 2 - 5 PM with a funeral service taking place at 5 PM. Burial will be at his family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Condolences to Fred's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

 

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#19 Dave Clark 2021-10-09 16:39
My sincere condolences to Lorraine and all the family. I will always cherish the great memories I had with Fred when we visited a long time ago, and more recently with Suzanne. Great guy, great family. Love you cousin.
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#18 Peter Liberatos 2021-09-27 12:30
Very sorry to learn of Fred's long battle and passing. We remember his good nature, sense of humor, and mischief-making . Sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are sent to Lorraine and the entire family.
Pete & Chris Liberatos
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#17 Toni Vespa Kaasbell 2021-09-20 20:07
My sincere condolences to Lorraine and all the family of a dear friend Fred Zimmerman. I haven't been back to Watertown often over the years but on one trip back I ran into Fred at the Mount Carmel festival. We had a nice visit and he remained so good looking and kind as always. Hold onto the sweet memories.
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#16 william perkins 2021-09-18 21:10
unable to attend. grew up in the same neighborhood, playing football in sulivans back yard, steve and fred would show up with all the apprropriate gear and a new foot ball, all we hand was ourselves and an old football. we had a hell of a time. later i worked with fred every now and then,we still had a hell of a time. memories!!!! sorry for your lose. ours prayers are with you
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#15 Mark Keegan 2021-09-18 13:17
Lorraine and Family
Sorry to hear of Freds passing. Both of you helped me through a hard time many years ago. I have never forgotten that. My condolences to the entire family.
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#14 Terry Tessier 2021-09-17 23:42
My sincere condolences to this dear man ... such an honor and privilege to have cared for him during his short time at Hospice of Jefferson County. I wish to thank the family for sharing their loved one with us. May happy memories bring you comfort.
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#13 Wayne & Barb William 2021-09-17 15:12
Whitney and family, Your in our thoughts and prayers.
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#12 Bob Phillips 2021-09-17 09:11
So sorry to hear about Fred. We had a cottage just down from the Zimmermans in Star lake. So long ago.
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#11 Sandra Hamilton 2021-09-16 16:12
Dear Lorraine and family,
I am saddened to hear of Fred's passing. May God give you strength, courage and love to get you through this time. May he rest in perfect peace.
Sandy Hamilton
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#10 BONNIE LAWRENCE 2021-09-16 12:53
EMPLOYEES AT STATE STREET HARDWARE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY ON FREDS PASSING, HE HAS SHOPPED AT OUR STORE CLOSE TO 40 YEARS, HE HAD SUCH AN UPBEAT ABOUT HIM WITH A GREAT SMILE AND STORIES TO BOOT, HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
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