Harold E. "Bill" Zimmerman
February 1, 2021
Harold E. "Bill" Zimmerman, 92 of Cherry St. Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at home.
Born on November 7, 1928 in Rock, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Helen Rarick Zimmerman .
He was a 1946 graduate of Pine Grove High School and had attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Pine Grove.
Bill was a SGT first class in the Army, serving during WWII and Korea. He was a member of the 167th Transportation Truck Battalion.
He was a Supervisor for the Pine Grove Borough Water and Sewage Treatment Plants and was a water treatment plant supervisor at Guilford Mills, Pine Grove from 1980 until he retired in 1994. He also was a P.P. & L. employee for 3 years.
Bill was a life member and 50 year member of H. H. & L. Fire Co. No. 1 and served as Fire Chief for 26 years from 1969-1995, was a PA State Police Fire Marshall for 26 years for Pine Grove Borough, Pine Grove Twp. Washington Twp. and Tremont Twp., and a PA Forest Fire Warden for 36 years. He was past president of the Pine Grove Lions Club and Zone Chairman, past Noble Grand of the Pine Grove Odd Fellows Lodge, charter member of the Pine Grove Ambulance Association, member of the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432, and life member of Pine Grove American Legion Post 374.
He served on the Pine Grove Borough Council from 1982-2004 where he was president for 12 years, Pine Grove Borough Recreation Board for 10 years, Pine Grove Borough Tree Commission for 8 years, and was a member of the board of the Pine Grove Joint Treatment Authority from 2000-2017.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 44 years, Jean Snyder Zimmerman; daughter Jeanne McGovern; grandson Edward McGovern; brother Richard Zimmerman, Sr.; and two sisters, Janet Mitsky and Betty Barr.
Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Frew and companion Bill McGovern of Tremont; two grandsons, Michael Frew of Pine Grove and Jamie Frew of Tremont; great grandson Joshua Frew; son-in-law Charles McGovern of Newtown; sister-in-law Beverly Zimmerman of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services and interment will be held at a later date in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.
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Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove PA 17963