AI Zimmerman, long time educator who served as Principal of Shaker Heights High School from 1979-1987, died Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was 86 years old. Al served as an officer and aviator in the United States Marine Corps. He served as President of the Aurora Kiwanis Club (1994) and Chairman of its annual golf outing (1995-2001), which supported the Aurora High School student scholarships. In 1998, Al chaired the School Facilities Committee that led to the construction of Leighton Elementary School. For his volunteer service contributions, the Aurora Schools Foundation recognized Al as a Friend of the Schools at its 2003 Honoree Banquet.
Al was the son of Howard and Jeanette Zimmerman of Bowling Green, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Linda (nee Gordon), their son Peter, his wife Thea (Palmer) of Cleveland Heights and their two daughters, Samantha and Allison (Jake) Shackelford; brother-in-law Peter Gordon, his wife Linda and their children Paul (Susan Ancheta), Daniel (Lisa Helmick), Alayne (Cameron) Dovgan and Alex (Bonnie Ealy); sister Delaine (Victor) Leady and their children Cindy, Victor Jr. and Steve.
A memorial service will be held Saturday June 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Judson Manor, 1890 E. 107th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Private family burial at Bedford Cemetery. See full obituary at www.johnsonromito.com In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to The Judson Foundation, 16600 Warren Court, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023; www.judsonsmartliving.org/foundation. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home of Bedford, Ohio. 440-232-1441.
(Johnson-Romito Funeral Home 440-232-1441 AA 6-7-17)