Paul K. Zimber

‒ December 31, 2016

Johnstown, Ohio

Paul K. Zimber of Johnstown died Saturday night at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts the son of the late Carl and Helen (Kaiser) Zimber.

Paul was a 4-year veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid.

He was a devoted member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church where he had many mentors and friends.  He was also an active member of the Sunbury Lion’s and volunteered for the American Red Cross.

Paul worked several years as a manager for Big Lots, retiring from the store in Newark.

He loved gardening, fishing, working various jobs at the church and spending time with his grandchildren.

Paul will be missed by his wife of 34 years, Holly (York) Zimber; his children Scott, Laura, and Michelle; five grandchildren Mitch, Cameron, Brenna, Madeline, and Sara; and nephew George.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Brock and sister Elaine.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 43074.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Lion’s Club in Paul’s name to P.O. Box 672, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Paul’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Paul was a kind and caring gentleman. He was devoted to serving others. He will be missed terribly in the Lions. Our deepest sympathy to all of you and prayers for peace and comfort.

  • I was both blessed and pleased to have shared our first Heart of Ohio Emmaus Face to Face Encounter with Paul. We shared together, through this experience, a closer walk with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Let it be so that he is now in the loving arms of Jesus…we could not ask for a greater reward of faith. Peace and comfort to the family.

  • I enjoyed Paul, thank you for sharing him with me. We had fun fishing on lake Erie last spring. He was so pleasant at church. He will be missed.