Suzanne Perry Zimmerman

June 29, 1921 - February 06, 2013 

Suzanne Perry Zimmerman

June 29, 1921 - February 06, 2013 

Obituary for Suzanne Perry Zimmerman

SUZANNE PERRY ZIMMERMAN Suzanne Perry Zimmerman, age 91, died on February 6. Suzanne was born to Albert Rowland Perry and Josephine Perry on June 29, 1921. The third of three children, Suzanne lived all of her life in and near Toledo. She graduated from Scott High School in 1939 and from The University of Toledo in 1943. She taught in Washington Twsp. Schools and Toledo Public Schools. After she earned her MEd. at U.T. in 1964 she was certified as a School Psychologist, working in that capacity in Toledo and Sylvania schools, until her retirement in 1982. At that time, she began a new career as a traveler and as a volunteer, mainly at the office of the Salvation Army and for Evergreen Middle School, but also for The American Association of University Women, and the Toledo Opera. Suzanne was a member of First Congregational Church, AAUW, Wolcott Guild, Maumee Valley Historical Society, Toledo Opera and Guild, and Toledo Museum of Art. She generously contributed her time to these organizations. After retirement, Suzanne traveled widely by automobile in this country, and in Europe. For her, the outstanding trips were to Russia in 2002 and 2004 and to the Wagner Opera Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. She loved classical music, attending Toledo Symphony and Peristyle concerts for 30 years, and all of the Toledo Opera performances, as well as traveling to Cincinnati, New York, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Toronto, Canada, for performances of Wagner operas. Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Zimmerman, and her siblings, Dorothy Perry Sillence and Rowland Perry. Surviving Suzanne are her two nieces, Lynn Perry Hallows of Kent, Conn., and Nan Perry Major of Tampa, Fla., and their husbands, Michael Hallows and Dr. E. Raymond Major; two nephews, Donald Sillence of Mishawaka, Ind., and David Sillence of S. Lyon, MI, David's wife Susan Cox Sillence, two great nephews and a great niece. Surviving also is her dearest friend William Henry Patterson. Suzanne's family and many friends admired her strength of character, intelligence, and wide range of interests and knowledge. She was fun to be around. She was beloved. After a lifetime in and around Toledo, Suzanne lived at The Woodlands for five happy years, finally living at Sunset House under the care of Ashanti Hospice. Thanks to the gentle and compassionate staff there, she finished her life in comfort, dignity and peace. Interment will be private at Toledo Memorial Park. A reception to celebrate Suzanne's life will be held at The Woodlands, 4030 Indian Road, from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. All of her family and many friends are invited to attend. Friends may honor Suzanne with a donation to the charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors (419) 472-7633.

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