Obituary of Harry J. Zimmer, III
Harry J. Zimmer (Jake), of National Park, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was 69.
Harry attended Gateway Regional High School. He proudly served in the United States Army in Korea during the Vietnam war where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Following his service time, Harry worked at Mobil Oil for 35 years. He was also a member of the Army Navy Garrison for over 50 years which puts him as the longest continuing member to date. He volunteered countless hours, served as commander and also held additional positions through out his tenure serving the Garrison.
Away from work, Harry was an amazing chef always cooking delicious meals for his family. He loved it when his children would ask him to make a special dish to bring to dinner. He would spend all week planning and preparing to bring extra so everyone had leftovers. Many wonderful memories were shared and cherished around the family kitchen table. After dinner Harry couldn’t wait for the card game to start with his sons, daughters, spouses and grand kids. The memories and laughter from these card games were priceless. Family was everything to him. Harry was a Philadelphia sports fan and loved watching the Eagles on Sunday with his family and enjoying a cold beer. Harry will be fondly remembered for his direct, quick witted personality and for being a longtime advocate for Veterans in Gloucester County.
Harry is the beloved father of Harry (Susan) Zimmer, Jeff (Michelle) Zimmer; Tara Wright & Tammy (Dan) Reynolds; dear brother of Linda Dunn; grandfather of Ryan, Lauren, Aaron, and Ashley.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing after 9:00AM Friday, January 22, 2021 in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ where his Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown.
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