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1936 Patricia 2022

Patricia A. (Forbes) Zimmerman

November 5, 1936 — May 16, 2022

Lower Paxton Township

Patricia Ann Zimmerman, aged 85, of Linglestown, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Born November 5, 1936 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Paul W. Forbes, Sr. and Margaret (Ellis) Forbes and was also preceded in death by her sister:  Caroline Perva; and three brothers:  Paul W. Forbes, Jr., John “Jack” Forbes, and Howell “Scott” Forbes.

She was a graduate of Susquehanna High School, a valued employee of the Central Dauphin School District for thirty-five years, and an active member of the United Church of God.

A wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, Patty is loved and will be missed by the many people in the community whose lives she touched.  She had a passion for helping young people and served the church youth fellowship for many years.  She loved theater, both local and Broadway, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years:  Robert Zimmerman, Jr.; two sons:  Andrew Zimmerman and Craig Zimmerman (and his wife, Barbara); four grandchildren:  Andrew “Brian” Zimmerman, Megan Zimmerman, Sara Zimmerman, and Ann Zimmerman; her sister:  Helen McCollum (and her husband, Peter); her brother:   Kenneth Forbes (and his wife, Cindy); her sister-in-law:  Linda Forbes; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Fairmont Community Church (formerly United Church of God), 1211 Fairmont Drive, Harrisburg, 17112.  Friends and family will be received at the luncheon following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, 17110; Shalom House, 9 S. 15th  Street, Harrisburg, 17104; or Fairmont Community Church.

Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.

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