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Robert Barrows Zimmerli 1922-2021

Robert Barrows Zimmerli, 99 years of age has joined his loving wife of 76 years, Harriet McKenney Zimmerli, in heaven after only 1 month of her passing.

He was predeceased by his mother Ruth Barrows Zimmerli and his father William Frederick Zimmerli. He leaves behind his two sons, William Francis Zimmerli and his wife Mandy, Robert Barrows Zimmerli Jr. and his wife Patricia, his two Grandchildren Brian Zimmerli and his wife Jenny and Katherine Zimmerli and her fiancé Chris, as well as a loving nephew Peter Broughall and niece Harriet Milne.

Robert graduated from Colgate University prior to joining the World War II effort as a lieutenant in the Navy. Later in life he started and grew his powder coating company Plastonics Inc, which his sone Robert Jr, and his grandson Brian continue its success. He was an avid Red Sox fan who loved spending time with family more than anything and would light up the room with his humor, wisdom and sharpness. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

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