Larry J. “Mr. Z” Zimmer, 73, of Huron, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, March 28, 2013, of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Tiffin, Ohio, where he was raised. He graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School and Bowling Green State University.
He was a teacher for Norwalk Schools in 1963 and 64 where he began his teaching career and then moved to Huron and taught American and world literature, retiring in 1988. He was the Junior Class Advisor for many years; organized the Great Books Forum; was instrumental with starting the community ecumenical teen prayer services throughout Huron; and was a basketball scorekeeper for many years for the Huron Tiger Basketball team.
He was generous to all in need, but especially quietly helping to support students in their higher education.
He was active for many years with the Huron Education Association committee and was a member of the Erie County Retired Teachers Association. He was a founding member of a teacher investment education group called MIC, and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron.
He traveled extensively throughout the world, especially to Hawaii and Mexico and loved to travel with his parents.
Larry is survived by his sister, Martha (Richard) Gase, of Tiffin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Rose (Lehner) Zimmer; sisters, Catherine Schorger and Dorothy Hess; and brother, Raymond Zimmer.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m.Tuesday, April 2, at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron. A Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Jeffery Sikorski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tiffin.
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 3333 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.