Harold (Hal) S. Zimmerman

Harold (Hal) S. Zimmerman, 89, February 19, 2018. Loving husband of Judy (Gilleo); father of Susan (Howard) Blustein, Marsha (Brent) Anthony, and Lynne Zimmerman; Step father of John Michael (Gina) and the late Daniel Cunningham; Grandfather of Megan (Matthew) Beck, Erica Blustein, Samantha (Blake) Hutchison, Michael (Sara) , David and Robert Cunningham. Dear great-grandfather, cousin, friend and teacher to many. He was preceded in death by his parents Murray and Ada Zimmerman and his brother Lawrence Zimmerman. 

Hal was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 3, 1928. Following the conclusion of his military service, Hal entered into the field of education. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his M.A. from SIUE. He also did post graduate work at Washington University, University of Missouri in Columbia, Webster University, Maryville University, and UMSL. Hal taught in both public and private K-12 systems and was an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University for 40 years until his retirement this past fall due to health issues. Many of those years were spent team teaching with his wife, Judy, the love of his life. Hal taught education courses, curriculum design courses, Humanities, American History, Sociology, Psychology, American Government, Cross Cultural Studies with a Russian area of focus, World History, Russian Literature, English, Social Studies and reading courses. He also taught Religious School at United Hebrew Temple and Temple Israel. For the past 12 years, he taught a religious class called “Journey through the Bible” at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church which included the Jewish perspective. Hal had been an active member on several boards of local community organizations. He was very proud of being a published poet. 

Hal was a noted professor who continued his legacy of being the eternal teacher by donating his body to Washington University. 

Please join us for a memorial service at Temple Israel, Creve Coeur, MO on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.