Gary Wayne Zimmerman, Sr.
Gary Wayne Zimmerman, Sr.

June 8, 1956 - February 11, 2006
Born in Kentucky
Resided in Annapolis, MD


Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Gary Wayne Zimmerman Sr., 49, of Annapolis and previously of Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest Feb. 11 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Chief Zimmerman was born June 8, 1956, in Louisville, Ky., and received an associate's degree in applied science from the University of Kentucky in 1982. He was working on a degree in business at Anne Arundel Community College.

He retired from the Navy in 2000 as a chief aviation structural mechanic with more than 20 years of service. He was stationed with various Navy squadrons ashore and at sea.

His decorations included three awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, four awards of the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy "E" Award four times, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal and several commendations for outstanding performance. He also earned expert medals in pistol and rifle.

In civilian life, he was a route coordinator for Comcast and then a jetway maintenance supervisor at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport. Subsequently he was a sales associate at Naval Exchange Annapolis and was working in shipping and receiving at the Naval Academy Midshipman Stores at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and enjoyed repairing and operating computers.

Surviving are his wife, Charman Clay Zimmerman, whom he married May 23, 1998; three sons, Gary Zimmerman Jr. of Dauphin, Pa., Billy Zimmerman of Louisville, Ky., and Benjamin Frix of Annapolis; five daughters, Candice Zimmerman of Los Angeles, Calif., Connie Jones of Stevensville, Carol Zimmerman of Waldorf, Jennifer Peacock of Glen Burnie and Rhiannon Frix of Silver Spring; four grandchildren; and his mother, Marshall Marcum; two brothers, Dennis and Jerry Zimmerman; and two sisters, Denise Schmidt and Loretta Young, all of Louisville.



St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Glen Burnie, MD US 21061
Friday, February 17, 2006
12:00 PM
ArlingtonNational Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA US 22211
Thursday, February 23, 2006
3:00 PM