Jeffrey Zimmerman

Obituary of Jeffrey Zimmerman

Jeffrey Zimmerman, age 66 of Hunlock Creek, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. Jeff fought the good fight but succumbed to his illness surrounded by his loved ones and Pastor, as they sang him home to the Lord.

Jeff was a loving, devoted husband, uncle, church elder and educator. He served his Lord with gladness as a Sunday School Teacher, Elder, Awana Commander and Vacation Bible School Director for many years as a member of the Roaring Brook Baptist Church. His love for his wife, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, dear friends , church family and his Pastor and wife was evident in his daily life.

He also had the privilege of serving as an outstanding educator at Hunlock Creek Elementary in the Northwest Area School District as a first and third grade teacher for 37 years and served as the Head Teacher at his beloved school. He also shared his knowledge and love of basketball as a co-founder and coach of the Northwest Youth Basketball Program as a volunteer for 17 years.

Jeff was recognized as an outstanding educator with awards that included Who's Who In American Education, WVIA Outstanding Teacher, and Sam's Club Teacher of the Year.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anita Eloise Mushal Zimmerman; sisters-in-law, precious nieces and nephews, as well as a great niece and nephew.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm from the Roaring Book Baptist Church, 332 Prichard Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 with Pastor Dan Brubaker, officiating.

Friends may call 6:00 - 9:00 PM on Thursday, May 18 at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek and on Friday from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Bloomingdale Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the Roaring Brook Baptist Church, 332 Prichards Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA 18621.