First Posted: 10/31/2012
Ronald C. Zimbehl, 85, of Morristown, N.J., died Sunday, Oct. 21, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. His wife of 44 years is the former Jean Marie DeFord.
Born Jan. 24, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Rudolph and Marie Reidy Zimbehl, he resided in Morristown, N.J., since 1972, having moved from Pittsburgh. He was educated in Milwaukee schools and received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Wisconsin and continued his studies, receiving his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During his successful career, he served as a lawyer, engineer, honored sales manager and consultant. He worked as an attorney in private practice and then as a manager for Otis Elevator/United Technologies. He later was an organizing partner in G.F. Zuckerman Associates, an engineering consulting company, working with architectural firms both domestically and internationally.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jeanne Marie and husband, Dr. Mark Giallorenzi, Clarks Summit; and Elizabeth Zimbehl, Hoboken, N.J.; a son, David Zimbehl, Morristown, N.J.; and three grandsons, Nicholas, Michael and Christopher Giallorenzi.
Memorial contributions may be made to Market Street Mission, 9 Market St., Morristown, N.J. 07960, www.marketstreet.org/donate.asp; or American Life League, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555, www.all.org/donate/.