Charles Burritt Zimmerman, of Washington Street, West Pittston, died Thursday at Highland Manor Nursing Center.
Born in West Pittston, June 17, 1990, he was the son of the late Charles Jacob and Eunice Burritt Zimmerman. He was a graduate of West Pittston High School.
He began art studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He continued his studies at Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He attended Grand Central Art School in New York CIty, where he maintained a studio for several years.
Since 1964, he was an art instructor at Wyoming Valley Art League and the Barn Studio, Buck Hill. His paintings are included in the permanent collection at the Buck Hill Inn and Edward Welles Collection at King's College.
He was a member of the Wyoming Art League, Wilkes-Barre, and Buck Hill Art Association and the Sedoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre.
He was a commercial artist for Macy's Department Store, New York City, for many years. He had received numerous awards, and was also awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medal Award in 1988 at the Wyoming Valley Art League Fall Exhibit. He was the Exhibition Chairman for the League for many years.
Prior to his retirement, he was an accountant for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Co., Scranton, and later in Cleveland.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston.
Surviving are cousins, Janice Burritt, Hitt, Fla; Myra B Kuschel, with whom he resided.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Howell-Lussel Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with the Rev. Robert J. Herrala officiating.
Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the services Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
as published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 8, 1994
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