Mark S. Zimmerman

1973 - 2016

ONEONTA - Mark Stephens Zimmerman, General Sales Manager at Royal Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was 43.

Born March 30, 1973, in Buffalo, Mark was the son of Greg Zimmerman and Barbara (Zauner) Reinhardt. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School.

Possessing a life-long love of cars, Mark enjoyed rebuilding antique cars, going to car shows, as well as riding his Harley whenever he could. He was involved in automobile sales for 22 years, and since 2001 has been General Sales Manager at Royal Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Oneonta.

Mark loved spending time with his children. He also enjoyed searching for vinyl records for himself and his children, who also had a great love of music like their father.

He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Mark is survived by his four children, Samantha Ann, Katelyn Sydney, Ryan Nicholas and Emily Elizabeth, and their mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman; his mother, Barbara Reinhardt; his father, Greg Zimmerman and his wife, Sue; his sister, Eileen Helms and her husband, John; his mother-in-law, Barbara A. Dickison; as well as nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless business associates and customers.

He was predeceased by his step father, Robert J. "Bob" Reinhardt, who died August 8, 2013, and his father-in-law, William S. Dickison, who died January 1, 2003.

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown from 2-5 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016, when Mark's family will be in attendance.

Immediately following the visitation, all are welcome to gather at Cornfield Hall, 655 County Highway 26, Fly Creek, for a time of refreshment and fellowship.

At the request of Mark's family, funeral services will be private.

For those who wish to remember Mark by making a memorial gift, please consider the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.