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Arthur “Art” E. Zimmerman

Arthur “Art” E. Zimmerman, 91, of Montoursville, died on Oct. 13 at home which he shared with his daughter, Lane Bower.

Art was born on Aug. 21, 1930 in Williamsport. He graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1948 and Williamsport Technical Institute (now Pennsylvania College of Technology) in 1957. Art worked as a draftsman in the area for various companies, and retired in 1993. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Germany 1952 – 1954.

Art was a lifetime member of Leroy O. Buck VFW Post #7863 in Duboistown. He was a member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104 in Montoursville. He was a social member of the Polish Club in Williamsport; also he was a member of the Williamsport Brewers Guild.

In 1957, he married Phyllis Hampton Bower, who is the mother of Lane. They were married almost 50 years until Phyllis’ death in 2007. They owned and operated a strawberry farm on Heshbon Road then retired from it in 1996.

Art was known for his delicious corn and huge cherry tomatoes that he grew and happily shared with friends and family every year. Art loved Pennsylvania. He always said, “Why go anywhere else when you have everything here.” Everybody said Art was an amazing giant in a slight stature. People who had the chance to meet him always remarked how they loved his company.

Art was predeceased in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Betty Taylor; brother Ned Zimmerman; and nephew, Scott Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Lane Bower; nephew, Lance Zimmerman (Susan) of South Williamsport; great-nephews, Jason Taylor (Kara) of Selinsgrove and Austin Taylor (Megan) of Canonsburg; great-great-nephews, Gavin and Grayson Taylor of Selinsgrove; and a niece-in-law, Georgia Taylor of Pittsburgh. Last but not least his “Kitty Buddy,” Shadow, who followed him everywhere.

Memorial contributions may be made to your charity of choice. An open house will be held at their home this spring. A perfect time, because that time was his time to think about his garden.

Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. is entrusted with handling this service. If you would like to share a memory of Art or sign a register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.