John Zimmer

Obituary of John Zimmer

Our congregational family expresses deepest condolences

to all the loved ones and friends of


John Stanley Zimmer


who died on September 22.


In accordance with the family's wishes, the memorial service will take place on Zoom on:


Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

at 11:30am ET



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Rabbi Jeffrey Falick will officiate.

Due to pandemic restrictions there will be no in-person shiva or visitation.


John Zimmer is survived by his wife Norine of 36 years; by Sally Zimmer, his former wife and mother of his children. Loving father to Stanley Zimmer, Kimberly and Richard Gonzalez, David and Missy Sillman, and Amy and Dr. Michael Allon. Adoring grandfather to Zane, Alex & Emily Gonzalez, Lauren and Jeremy Woodard, Jennifer Allon, Dr. Steven and Catherine Allon, and Teagrin and Rob Ford. He will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews and friends. 


John also leaves behind his two brothers, David and Tommy Zimmer and his sister, Sheryl Warner.


And last but not least, he is survived by his loving companion Benny, “the ever so faithful companion who took John on his multiple daily walks and who was with him in his final moments.”


It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of John Zimmer may do so by making a contribution to:

The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Metro Detroit

28611 W. 12 Mile Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334




May those he left behind find a measure of comfort in warm memories and in the embrace of loved ones and community.

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