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Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Leon Zimmerman

The Officers and Members of the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department regret to announce the passing of Life Member, Leon Zimmerman. Leon had over 45 years of active service with the department and over 50 total years as a member. He held the rank of Lieutenant for over 12 years and was our fire prevention committee chairman for over 20 years. Leon remained active until his health declined around 2015. We send our heartfelt condolences to Leon’s family and friends during this difficult time. The family will hold private services. Leon Ray Zimmerman passed away on December 23 at the age of 84. The third of eight children, he was born to Monroe and Maggie (Fox) Zimmerman on May 28, 1938 in Ephrata, PA. His family moved to Loveville in St. Mary’s County, MD when he was five. Leon grew up on the family farm and attended the Mennonite school in Loveville. He later earned his GED. Leon married Bernadette (Gibson) Zimmerman in 1964. They built a house in Bushwood, MD where they raised their family and lived until 2015. At that time, he was placed in St. Mary’s Nursing Center due to dementia, where he remained for 7 years […]

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