Arthur “Art” E. Zimmerman, 91, of Montoursville, died on October 13 at the house he shared with his daughter, Lane Bower.
Art was born on August 21, 1930 in Williamsport. He graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1948 and from the Williamsport Technical Institute (now Pennsylvania College of Technology) in 1957. Art worked as a draftsman in the area for various companies and retired in 1993. He was a veteran of the area. US Army of the Korean War. and was stationed in Germany from 1952 to 1954.
Art was a life member of Leroy O. Buck VFW Post # 7863 in Duboistown. He was a member of American Legion Post # 104 Eugene Grafius in Montoursville. He was a social member of the Polish Club of Williamsport; he was also a member of the Williamsport Brewers Guild.
In 1957, he married Phyllis Hampton Bower, who is Lane’s mother. They were married almost 50 years until Phyllis died in 2007. They owned and operated a strawberry farm on Heshbon Road, then retired in 1996.
Art was known for his delicious corn and huge cherry tomatoes which he happily cultivated and shared with friends and family every year. Art loved Pennsylvania. He always said, “Why go anywhere else when you have everything here?” “ Everyone said that Art was an incredible giant of small size. People who were lucky enough to meet him always noticed how much they enjoyed his company.
Art was predeceased by his parents; his wife; one sister, Betty Taylor; Brother Ned Zimmerman; and nephew, Scott Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Lane Bower; nephew, Lance Zimmerman (Susan) of South Williamsport; grandnephews, Jason Taylor (Kara) of Selinsgrove and Austin Taylor (Megan) of Canonsburg; great-great-nephews, Gavin and Grayson Taylor of Selinsgrove; and a step-niece, Georgia Taylor of Pittsburgh. Last but not least its ” Little kitten “ Shadow, who followed him everywhere.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. An open house will be held at their home this spring. A perfect moment, because this moment was his time to think about his garden.
Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is responsible for managing this service. If you would like to share an Art souvenir or sign a register, go to www.crousefuneralhome.com.