Rev. Mr. John Otto Zimmerle, formerly of Statesville, went home to the Lord on Friday, November 27, 2020. He was living with his daughter and son-in- law in Dingmans Ferry, PA, they were at his side when passed. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, on April 14, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Lenore) Zimmerle. He was a graduate of Ramsey High School class of 1958 in Ramsey, New Jersey, and served with the United States Coast Guard, as Radioman Second Class Petty Officer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Half Moon. John retired from the John Boyle Company, where he was an Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Deacon John served the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville, from June 2001 to his retirement in October 2014. Not only would Deacon John preach, he assisted with marriage preparation, as well as witnessed many marriages, served on the building committee, co-assisted on the oversight of the RCIA program, and held many more titles. Deacon John was predeceased by his loving wife Ladis Zimmerle. He will be cherished by his children: John-Michael (Tami) of Spanish Fork, UT; Susan Marie Cawley (Ron) of Dingmans Ferry, PA; William Edward (Dawn) of Levittown, PA; and Mary Elyse Zimmerle of San Francisco, CA; along with 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, William, and survived by his brother Alan (Joanne) of Manchester, NH, and his sister-in-law, Cathy of Ringwood, NJ; and a niece and nephew. Friends are invited to pay their respects at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville, from 10 AM to 6 PM on Thursday, December 3. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Friday December 4, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mocksville, officiated by The Rev. Eric Kowalski. Joining the service will be the United States Coast Guard to present Military Honors, also the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. The internment will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorials may be considered to the Knights of Columbus, Prayer Quilt Ministry, or the Food Pantry Ministry.
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