Alexander Louis Zimmerman M.D.
Alexander Louis Zimmerman, MD, age 70, of Golf Course Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital Hospice Unit with family at his side. He was born on December 11, 1946 in New York City son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Sperling) Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman was a graduate of Universidad Autonoma de GuadalaJara in Mexico and continued on serving a medical internship and residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. He completed his nephrology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Extremely active in the medical field, Dr. Zimmerman served as the associate Medical Director at Beth Abraham Hospital while living in Westchester County. In 1989, he began his private practice in Amsterdam and was also the first nephrologist in the city of Amsterdam. He was the founder of the Amsterdam Dialysis service. Dr. Zimmerman served as the medical director of Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility. Dr. Zimmerman was a member of the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam. He was a member of the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He was very active in the community and remained civic minded belonging to the Amsterdam Rotary club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Because of his dedication to our community, he was the recipient of the Herbert T. Singer Community Service Award. An accomplished musician, Dr. Zimmerman took great joy in playing the piano. He had a deep love for music and the performing arts. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, travel and sitting by the pool. Survivors include his wife, the former Ingeborg Obermeier, whom he married on May 9, 1982; a sister, Betty Jane Erani of West Roxbury, MA; a niece, Amy Erani (Marc Shulman); nephews, Robert Erani and David (Diana) Erani; several great-nieces and nephews; and beloved cats, Cliff, Dooley and Tess. The Zimmerman family will receive relatives and friends at Betz, Rossi, Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services for Dr. Zimmerman will be held on Sunday, January 15th at 10 a.m. from the funeral home. Burial will follow in Temple of Israel Cemetery, Cranesville. The family will also observe Shiva at the home (213 Golf Course Rd., Amsterdam) in the evening starting on Monday, Jan. 16th through Monday, Jan. 23rd. In lieu of floral offerings, contributions may be made to WMHT radio or the Montgomery County SPCA. The family would like to offer their gratitude to the Medical and Nursing Staff of Ellis Hospital and Albany Medical Center and the many wonderful friends who have given their love and support. Please visit Dr. Zimmerman's online memorial at www.brbsfuneral.com .
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