Paul E. Zimmerman

Paul Edward Zimmerman of Charlotte died peacefully on June 20, 2020, a day past his 80th birthday. Paul was born June 19, 1940 in Highland Park, the son of Carl A. and Pauline A. (Sonstroem) Zimmerman. He graduated from Western High School in Detroit before attending Wayne State University and the Electronics Institute of Detroit. He served 39 years as a field engineer for Unisys (Burroughs) Corporation. Paul married Patricia Lyons on September 3, 1966 at Covenant Baptist Church in Detroit, officiating by Pat’s late brother, Dr. James R. Lyons. Paul enjoyed bowling, repairing clocks, collecting antique bowling pins and WWII aviation and battles. Above all, Paul loved his family.
Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia A. Zimmerman; son, James P. (Deborah) Zimmerman; granddaughter, Stephanie M. Zimmerman; step-grandsons, Robert (Becky) Thompson and Michael (Kat) Thompson; step-great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Brenden Thompson; twin brother, Carl G. Zimmerman of Las Vegas; five nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and nephews.
A gathering will be held at a later date, once family members are able to travel. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Charlotte High School Bowling Team. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Paul on his tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.