Kenneth Alton Zimmerman Jr.

February 7, 1965July 18, 2020

On July 18, 2020, Kenneth A. Zimmerman, Jr., of Woodlawn, MD passed away. He was lovingly surrounded bedside by his three sisters, Dana, Diane and Dona. Ken was born in Woodlawn, MD and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1983. During his younger years, he was a member of the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company and served as company photographer and historian during the 80’s and 90’s. He also worked as an EMS/paramedic for Harmony Hall Retirement Village in Columbia, MD. He was most recently self employed with Maryland Same Day Delivery and Special Needs at Sea. Ken was a gentle soul with an easy demeanor but could easily come up with a wicked one-liner with the best of them.

Prior to his illness, Ken enjoyed playing pool in a local league at Bullwinkle’s Tavern in Franklintown. Born in Maryland, he also enjoyed steamed crabs, a nice cold beer and watching the Ravens. He loved the outdoors and had a faithful following of birds and squirrels that he made sure were well fed! But Ken’s greatest passion was the people he loved. He was a devoted caregiver to his mother, an inspiration to his sisters, and a trusted confidant to his friends.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth A., Sr. and Alice; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Angela Garriott and his paternal grandparents, Cora and Berry Zimmerman. He is survived by his three sisters, Dana Zimmerman; Diane Zimmerman; Dona Ferguson and her husband, Bud; two nephews: Matthew Bartlett & his wife Jamie and Zachary Bartlett; his niece, Katie Ferguson; two great-nieces, Maddison & Winnie Bartlett and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends who will miss him dearly.

For those desiring, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company,, and/or to the Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, Inc.,

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Susan Vanko Marx

July 29, 2020

My heart is heavy having just learned of Kenny's passing. As younger people we saw each other more often. Even as the years passed, just running into Ken made my day. God's peace my friend.

Chris Garriott

July 23, 2020

The Garriott family's hearts are so very sad with this precious nephew and cousins loss. Kenny had a servants heart, always helpful and caring with a big hello. Lots of fond memories playing ball in the field between Mom Mom and Pop Pop's house and yours. Who could forget you all winning the Tin lizzy car from i think KFC? Childhood cancer could not take away your light and servants heart. Grace and peace dear friend- May you be healed in the arms of Jesus. Love to Dana, Diane and Donna and family,
Chris Garriott

Laurie Oakman-Schleicher

July 22, 2020

My brother was good friends with Kenny. My dad and mom thought a lot of him and his lovely family. Really a nice person and family. He was a kind and gentle man. The world truly lost a valuable loving sole.
Jehovah’s love and comfort to the Zimmerman family.


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