Paul H. Zimmer

June 12, 2012  

PLESSIS, N.Y.  ó  Paul H. Zimmer, 81, of County Route 3,  died early Monday morning, June 11, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he had been a patient since May 28.

Born Aug. 11, 1930, in Theresa, the son of G. Henry and Lottie A. Smith, Zimmer, he moved with his family to Plessis when he was young. Paul attended schools in Plessis and Redwood, graduating from Redwood High School in 1949.

Paul married Marian Flath on July 8, 1956, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Redwood. 

The couple owned and operated a dairy farm on County Route 3, commonly known as the Plessis-Redwood Rd., until 1984. Afterwards, Paul was employed for several years as a carpenter with Oscar Schneider.

Mr. Zimmer was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Redwood. He was vice president of the church council for over ten years and presided over the property committee for several years.

Besides being an active member of his church, Paul enjoyed visiting with family and friends and traveling to the family camp in Woodgate. 

He was a firearm and coin enthusiast.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and JaNae, Plessis, and Carl, Watertown; two grandsons, Patrick, who is currently serving in the Air Force, and his wife Nicole, Great Falls, Montana, and Peter, Plessis; and a great-granddaughter, Collins Renee, Great Falls. 

His beloved wife of 55 years passed away March 5, 2012.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family camp in Woodgate.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paulís name may be sent to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Building Fund, Lake St., Redwood, NY 13679, in care of Norris Hanschuh.

Information provided by Costello Funeral Service and, Watertown