Plessis - Paul H. Zimmer, 81, County Route 3, died early Monday morning at Samaritan Health Center, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
Born in Theresa, NY on August 11, 1930, he was the son of G. Henry and Lottie A. (Smith) Zimmer. The family moved to Plessis when Paul was young. Paul attended schools in Plessis and Redwood, graduating from Redwood High School in 1949.
Paul married Marian Flath on July 8, 1956 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Redwood. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm on County Route 3, commonly known as the Plessis-Redwood Rd., until 1984. Afterwards, Paul was employed for several years as a carpenter with Oscar Schneider.
Paul was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Redwood. He was Vice President of the church council for over ten years and presided over the property committee for several years.
Besides being an active member of his church, Paul enjoyed visiting with family and friends and traveling to the family camp in Woodgate, NY. He also was a firearm and coin enthusiast.
Paul is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: Michael and JaNae, Plessis, and Carl, Watertown; two grandsons, Patrick, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force, and his wife Nicole, Great Falls, Montana, and Peter, Plessis; and one great-granddaughter, Collins Renee, Great Falls. His beloved wife of 55 years passed away March 5th, 2012.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family camp in Woodgate. Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauls name may be sent to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Building Fund, Lake St., Redwood, NY 13679, in care of Norris Hanschuh.