Kirby ZimmelSeptember 12, 1959 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 57)
KIRBY ZIMMEL, 57, of Valley Stream, NY passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY of natural causes following a brief illness.
Born in Butler, Pa. on September 12, 1959, he was the son of William and Joyce Blymiller Zimmel of Chambersburg, PA.
He was a graduate of Vorhees High School and Robert Morris College.
Following ownership of a restaurant in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York City to further practice his culinary skills. At the time of his death, he was manager of a Panara Bread in Manhattan.
Kirby enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and shall be very much missed by that same family and friendship circle.
He is survived by parents, wife Faina, son Matthew (Helen) Zimmel, daughter Audra (friend Shawn) Zimmel, brother Rob (Kathy) Zimmel and their children Rory and Zach, Uncle William (Linda) Blymiller, and Aunt Kathy Blakesee, and numerous cousins.
Kirby is also survived by a stepson Henry (Natalie) Bogdanov, step daughter Larisa(Ian) Goldwin, and four step grandchildren: Sam and Jenni Bogdanov and Levi and Aron Goldwin.
His father was a well known resident of Butler in earlier years as well as mother Joyce being a Parker City resident until they both made residence in Chambersburg, Pa.