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DR. EDWARD ZIMMERMAN, age 93, passed away on June 15, 2013. Truly a family physician, he practiced family medicine for 50 years in the Kensington and Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. He was admired for his devotion to his patients often seeing patients from the young to the elderly in one home and even making house calls. In 1954 he received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enlisted as a private in the Army Air Corp shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor eventually attaining the rank of Captain as a liaison officer for the 9th Air Force. He served for over 4 1/2 years of which 3 1/2 were in the Asiatic-Pacific regions and the European theater and was also awarded two bronze battle stars for Normandy and France. He was also given a unique honor by the 101st airborne division being presented with an ultra-polished pair of paratroop boots for his service rendered them on D-Day.
DR. ZIMMERMAN enjoyed cooking, gardening and golf. He was also an avid reader and historian.
Husband of the late MIRJAM (nee SCHRAGER) to whom he was married for 62 years; father of ELAINE (MARC) ORLOW and MONA (DAVID) COHEN; grandfather of JOSHUA and DANIEL ORLOW, and MICHAEL and ROBERT COHEN. Also survived his very dear friend and loving companion, IRENE FELDMAN, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Phila., PA 19111 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S. 17th St., Suite 800, Phila., PA 19103
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