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March 12, 2014

Max K. Zimmermann

Max K. Zimmermann

ONEONTA — Max Karl Zimmermann, 74, of Oneonta, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, after a long illness.

Max was born June 2, 1939, in Delhi, the son of the late Marguerite and Karl Zimmermann.

He was married to Joyce Zimmermann for over 50 years.

As a young boy living in West Delhi, Max attended the West Delhi Presbyterian Church, and performed in many community skits. As a teenager, he was interested in football, and throughout the years, he played well enough to win some trophies for the school. In addition, he was honored to be chosen to play at the All-Star Football Game in Vestal, where he played against well-known football star Ernie Davis during the tryouts.

He was a talented carpenter as well, who blessed his family with many fine heirloom pieces. He had a true love of the outdoors and loved to camp and fish. Trout fishing was one of his favorite activities and he looked forward to each April; to catching the big one in some of the local fishing holes.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Zimmermann of Oneonta; his daughters, Ruth Boyd of West Oneonta, Amy Levis and her husband, Bob Levis of Kingston, and Marie Stockton of West Oneonta; a sister, Anna Sue Gonzalez of Tampa, Fla.; a nephew, Tony Gonzalez and his family of Tampa, Fla.; his grandchildren, Leslie Goodrich, Natalie Goodrich, Brittany Levis, Holly Levis, Lee Stockton; along with his great-grandchildren, Logan and Kylie Mae.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, where calling hours and a celebration of his life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014.

A funeral service will be at noon Saturday, March 15, 2014, a the West Delhi Presbyterian Church, West Delhi.

Committal services will be this spring in the West Delhi Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the West Delhi Presbyterian Church, c/o Randy Sherwood, 2474 County Highway 16, Delhi, NY 13753 or to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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