|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1980|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2011|
Gabriel was the Director of Community Outreach for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and respected by her constituents for his valuable day-to-day assistance with their concerns. He had been on her staff since her first campaign in 2006. He was an avid athlete and engaged to be married to Kelly O'Brien a nurse at Tucson Medical Center. He was shot by a mentally ill young man at a public "Congress on your Corner" event at a northwest Tucson shopping center. Six people died including: Zimmerman, chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona John Roll; nine-year old Christina Taylor Green; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79.
The Arizona Daily Star, 13 January 2011
ZIMMERMAN, Gabriel "Gabe" died on January 8, 2011. He was a Tucson native, born here in 1980. He graduated from University High School, received a bachelor's degree in sociology from University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University's Tucson program. He worked at Arizona's Children Association, then for 5 years for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, ending his career as Community Outreach Director. Gabe was engaged to be married to Kelly O'Brien, a Yuma native who now lives in Tucson.
He is survived by his mother, Emily Nottingham; father, Ross Zimmerman and step-mother Pamela Golden; brother, Ben Zimmerman; grandparents, Jim and Rachel Zimmerman, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was a generous, happy and caring person, loved by many in the community. In lieu of flowers, people may donate to Child and Family Resources, or to a scholarship fund that has been established in his name by the ASU School of Social Work. Private Family Services will be held. Arrangements by BRING'S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
Created by: Cori Hoag
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
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