- March 1, 1924 - September 28, 2013
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Charles O. Zimmerman Dateline HHI, SC Mr. Charles O. Zimmerman, age 89 passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2013 at Hilton Head Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, OH he was the son of the late Arthur Zimmerman and Louise Otting Zimmerman. He was married to the late Vivian Graham Zimmerman in 1947. She predeceased him after 62 years of marriage in 2009. His collegiate education began at the University of Cincinnati, OH. He later graduated from Bureau College, KY on the GI Bill following 3 years of service in the US Navy during WWII. He was employed for 30 years with Baldwin Piano Company. His career with Baldwin began as a buyer and ended as a V.P. Upon taking early retirement, he volunteered for many years at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati receiving their 'Volunteer of the Year' award many of those years. He is predeceased by his late son Mark Graham Zimmerman in 1969. He is survived by his daughter Sara Graham Zimmerman and her husband James F. Cavanagh of HHI, SC and his former son-in-law John D. Highberger of Bluffton, SC. An open house to celebrate the life of Mr. Zimmerman will be on Oct. 17th from 4:00-6:00 PM on the Marsh Side Terrace of the Discovery House in Honey Horn Plantation. He will be buried with his wife in the Zimmerman family plot in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. A graveside service will be held at that time. Memorials in the name of Mr. Zimmerman can be made to the Hilton Head Humane Association or the charity of your choice. The Island Funeral Home and crematory is serving the family of Mr. Zimmerman. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.