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Dr. Nickolas G Zimmermann

September 11, 1950September 29, 2017

Dr. Nickolas G. Zimmermann of Salisbury passed away Friday September 29, 2017 at age 67. Nickolas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 11, 1950, son to the late Arno and Kathleen Zimmermann. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary E. Zimmermann and his siblings: Debra Crisp (Kevin Church), Shirley (Clark) Adams, Ronald (Joy) Zimmermann and Thomas (Ginny) Zimmermann; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Dr. Zimmermann was Associate Professor, Extension Poultry Specialist on the faculty of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the University of Maryland, College Park He was dedicated to his teaching at the university and working with the poultry farmers and chicken fanciers. He enjoyed educating and mentoring 4-H youth involving them with the poultry industry. Dr. Z. coached the Maryland State Poultry Judging team to win first place in overall judging at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in 2014. He was a long time member the Poultry Science Association, American Poultry Historical Society and other professional organizations, serving in many positions and committees. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1981. He was on the faculty of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey from 1981-1982. At the Washington State University from 1981-1994 he was at the Western Washington Research and Extension Center in Puyallup. In 1994 he was at the University of Maryland Lower Eastern Shore Research and Extension Center in Princess Anne, and transferred to the College Park campus in 2002. He retired from the University of Maryland, College Park in Sept. of 2014. Nickolas was a gentle man with varied talents and interests; he was a life-long learner. He enjoyed traveling and visiting museums, adventures on his motorcycle, restoring his 1959 Austin Healy, and wrenching on just about any old vehicle, especially his beloved collection of 1976 Buick Electra Limited cars. He was always interested in nature; observing birds and other wild life either from his deck or camping and hiking. He loved reading westerns, science fiction and almost anything science related. He liked watching ice hockey, car races and fireworks. Memorial services are being planned for friends and co-workers in Maryland as well as a memorial service for extended family in Wisconsin later this year. We thank everyone for all the kind wishes, thoughts, and prayers. In lieu of flowers please consider honoring him with a contribution to either the 4-H ( or the National Brain Tumor Society (;jsessionid=A690A9CCCDEDF81F4CA090D272ECAFDD.app212a?df_id=3940&3940.donation=form1) Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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Vernene and Larry Scheurer

January 13, 2018

We just came across this and are so sorry to see Nick passed away. We send our condolences to Mary and family. We have wonderful memories of Nick and Mary when they lived in Puyallup. They had the best Octoberfest parties. Best wishes to Mary.

Ray Martin IV

November 15, 2017

Dr. Z was a wonderful cheerful person. I first thought he was crazy when I first met him but in the end he taught me alot and found out how cool he was. Dr. Zimmerman Was my poultry judging coach. I was on his last team to Kentucky that got him his win. I'll never forget the look on his face. I'm glad I was able to help get him that win that finished his poultry judging coach carrar. I can say I would not be were I am today if it weren't for him. He was a huge supporter and pushe'd me to be my best. I'm now a coach for my county poultry judging team. Trying to push my 4-Hers like he did me and be half the coach he was for me it is big shoes to fill. I have went on two more national trips and now coach them as well he taught me the joy of coaching he also gave me a lot of fun memories. My favorite was his trick to wear lab coats at nationals for his legendary unfair fair advantage. I'm glad his long battle is over. I wish I could have been with him more. rest in peace Dr. Z your biggest fan

Clark Adams

October 24, 2017

I will miss my brother in law's conversations about cars, motorcycles, science and life in general. We had a delay in meeting for the first time after marrying his sister, but after meeting Nick all of the good things that I had heard were confirmed. Nick was an unassuming person with a dry sense of humor tempered by his scientist mind, he was at home in the garage wrenching as he was in the lab or presenting a paper at a meeting.RIP my friend you will not ever be forgotten.

Sally Noll

October 15, 2017

Mary and Family, my condolences for your loss. I got to know Nick over the course of my career and as a colleague in poultry science and extension. May the celebration of his life bring comfort to you all.

October 11, 2017

Paul and I would like to say we will miss the conversations re cars and the visits we had with both Mary and Nick. I enjoyed many trips with Nick to Louisville working with him on the local level and sharing many stories. He will be missed in the Poultry Industry.
Donna and Paul Bailey(Leonardtown, MD.)

Angelique Livezey

October 6, 2017

I shall miss you my friend. Our late night talks that went every direction for hours. The look you gave me when I told you I despise strawberries and liked celery. Stopping by your office or house. Blowing bubbles for a laugh. Then we made a good coaching pair too with the Maryland 4-H poultry judging teams. Those kids adored you. I'm thankful that you finally got your win. I pretty sure you were in shock.

Mickey Hall

October 5, 2017

There is only one Nick Zimmermann that could fix a car, or a cat! Nick was as skilled at making a car run as he was at surgery. I spent many a fun afternoon at "seminar" with Nick and Mary down at the Badger Tavern, playing foosball and having a few beers. Then we would go to Nick and Mary's place and play Waylon Jennings record "Outlaws" until the wee hours of the morning. Nick was always great fun to be around in his dry sense of humor kind of way. Love you Nick and Mary, you will always have a special place in my heart.
Mickey Hall (Walhalla, SC)

Sarge Bilgili

October 5, 2017

I am very saddened to hear Nick's passing. He was a good friend and a valued colleague. He will be missed! I want to express my condolences and prayers...

Shirley Adams

October 3, 2017

Shirley Adams

October 3, 2017

Will miss my brother so much and forever.