Dennis C. Zimmerman, 67

May 12, 2014

Dennis C. Zimmerman, 67, of Lancaster, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital with his loving wife and best friend of 42 years by his side. Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Cynthia L. (Zerphey) Zimmerman of Lancaster, and the son of Virginia Rose (Blankenmyer) Zimmerman of Lititz and the late Charles Martin Zimmerman.

Dennis was a kind, gentle soul with a soft spot in his heart for animals and children. He enjoyed collecting toy buses, teddy bears, and airplanes. He loved anything and everything about movies and old theaters, and was acknowledged for his contributions to the book “Movie Roadshows”.

Dennis was the Vice President of Finance for McMinn’s Asphalt for over 30 years until his retirement and was an Air Force veteran.

In addition to his wife and mother, Dennis is survived by two nephews: Lee and Matthew Zerphey of York; his father-in-law, Win K. Zerphey of Landisville; a brother-in-law, John Zerphey of Montoursville, and a sister-in-law, Karen Zerphey of York.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA with Pastor Dana Statler officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Dennis’ memory may be made to ORCA, 401 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602 or to Lancaster County SPCA, 599 Chesapeake St, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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Condolences to the Family

May 17, 2014

Cindy, my heart breaks with you my friend. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Dennis had something wonderful and may your memories and love stay in your hert forever. I’m always here for you. love Love you, Tara Bunteman (part of your Royer’s Family)

May 16, 2014

My wife and I were deeply sorry to read about Dennis’ sudden passing.  Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy at this difficult time.  May your inner strength help you cope with these difficult circumstances.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Merle and Donna Schnee

May 15, 2014

We would like to offer  our sincere  sympathy on Dennis’s passsing. We always enjoyed our time together.                                      
Sincerely  Jack and Cheryl  Zmiejko

May 15, 2014

Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was such a sweet man with a very big heart who loved you so very much. If you need to talk just give me a call.
Love you Barbara Rose

May 14, 2014

Cindy and Ginny –
I was so saddend when I read about Dennis’s passing.  The last time we got together was for lunch a couple months ago and I could tell he was slipping further, but I had no idea that he declined so quickly.  I was hoping that we’d be able to get together again soon but now we will have to wait for me to show up where he is now.  I will be there on Saturday.  Stay as strong as you can.
Bill Bloom 🙁

May 14, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss!  I have fond memories of our families going on vacation together, especially when “Butch” & I took our turn at “cooking” the meal.  Those were the best hamburgers. 
My Mom & I send our deepest sympathies.  Sorry we won’t be able to attend the funeral as I have family obligations in NJ and my mother’s health is not good, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
     Donna Reed & Helen Keperling

May 14, 2014

Cindy, I am so sad for you and your family.  Dennis will live on in your memories so keep him close to your heart.
Jean McCathern
AlphaNet Coordinator

May 14, 2014

I was in Dennis’ class at both McCaskey and Lancaster Township Junior High and remember what a genuinely nice person Dennis was. In LT’s yearbook, the caption with his picture is “Quiet…and so very kind to everyone.”
With sympathy at your loss, Sharon Ervin Lahr

Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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