Todd R. Zima, Sr., 64

October 28, 1957 - May 09, 2022

Todd R. Zima, 64, of Millersville, was born on October 28th 1957 and left us for heaven on Monday, May 9, 2022. He was the son of the late Robert H. and Nadine S, (Walters) Zima, and the loving husband of Carmine (Formica) Zima.

Along with his loving wife Carmine, Todd is survived by his favorite (and only) son Todd R. Zima Jr. He also has three nieces, Allison Noecker, Stephanie Mitchell, and Rebecca Formica; two nephews, Adam Lutz and Ross Formica; and his dear sister-in-law, Pam Formica. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Doug, and a sister, Diane.

In 1975 Todd enlisted in the US Army and honorably served his country, training overseas in Germany and serving in the Special Forces Detachment 5th Squadron 7th Cavalry Co A. He then worked proudly for 6 years for the Lancaster County Prison and as a K9 Correctional Officer before becoming a Lancaster City Police Officer for 22 years until his retirement. In retirement, he continued to help others, especially his neighbors. He enjoyed his annual trips to the beach in Ocean City, MD with his wife Carmine, where they stayed at the local Howard Johnson and enjoyed the restaurant Brass Balls. Around Lancaster he enjoyed George’s Diner, and Red Vines licorice was at the top of his favorites list.

Todd’s family will lovingly remember him as a father, a friend, and a confidant; a protective man to his family; and a caring man to all in the community. He will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service which will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17603, where the family will begin receiving guests at 9 AM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Condolences to the Family

July 12, 2022

Carmine and Todd, I was shocked and saddened to learn that your husband/father passed away unexpectedly recently. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Treasure your memories to help you through this difficult time. Mary Forster

May 31, 2022

Sending condolences to both you and your son.  May the love you shared surround you with many happy memories.
 Nan Reed

May 29, 2022

So sorry to hear of Todd’s passing! He was a good friend that I met during my employ with the Lancaster Township Public Works Department! Todd worked as an officer for Lancaster Township with a police contract with Lancaster City! Todd was always upbeat with his job and personality! May God bless you Todd and you and your wife are in my prayers! I live in Ocean City, Maryland now and will light a candle for Todd here at St Mary’s Star of the Sea church as I know Todd loved the beach here in OC,MD
Rob Eckenrode 

May 29, 2022

Carmine , Todd Jr & family,
So sad to hear of Todd’s passing. Deepest condolences. I worked with Todd during his years at the jail and we use to lift weights at my house many mornings to unwind, then maintained a casual friendship after he became a city police officer. Todd was the person who talked me into doing the Lancaster Red Rose Run with him, although the he stopped running soon after I got hooked.  Todd was one of the “good guys” and will be deeply missed. I smile every time I see red licorice … pure TZ. I’m sure he will be in the greeting line  when we meet again on the other side. May Saint Michael protect him in his journey and Saint Peter greet him at heaven’s gate. GOD Bless. Bob BODNAR

May 29, 2022

Carmine and Todd, sorry to hear about Todd senior.  I’m sure he will be missed by you both and sorry to see his life  ended at 64. Take care of each other now and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ellie and Eryn Hennessey

May 28, 2022

May 28, 2022
to Todd’s family:
It was an honor to know & work with Todd.  He was an incredible person.  It was so sad to hear of his passing. My prayer is that God will bless all of you. 
Al Leed (MTPD)

May 24, 2022

Good bye Todd  Carmine know that we loved Todd dearly and will miss him always
David ,Sharon, Davie & Brittany

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Lancaster, PA 17603
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