The Obit For Hilary Zummer

Hilary Zummer

Published in Saginaw News on on December 27, 2009

ZUMMER, Hilary B. of Au Gres, Michigan. Much beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, surrounded by family. He was 94 years old.

The son of the late Casimir Z. Zummer and Angeline (Pawlowski) Zummer, Hilary was born on January 23, 1915, in Saginaw, Michigan.

He served in the U.S. Army for five years during WWII, with the 52nd Ordnance in the Pacific. Hilary worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression, and later played baseball, in the minor leagues, and had a chance to play for the Boston Red Sox in the major league.

Hilary was a member of the carpenter's union for over fifty years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and sportsman. On July 26, 1952 Hilary married Dolores L. Dyczewski, and the couple lived in Saginaw until retiring to 'the cottage' in Au Gres in 1990.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores L. Zummer of Au Gres, his children: Thomas C. Zummer (Leslie) Thornton of New York City, Linda A. Zummer and Nelson McMath of Ann Arbor, James R. Zummer and Jane Ann (Beyersdorf) Zummer of Saginaw and Robert K. Zummer and Patty (Shepherd) Zummer of Ann Arbor.

He loved his grandchildren, Caylie, Alex, Christian, Andrew, Georgia and Natalie. Also surviving are his sisters, Angeline B. Schultz and Loretta Becker, of Saginaw, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Emelene Zummer, and his brother Casimir E. 'Chuck' Zummer.

Hilary was cherished by his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Reginald Salcedo will officiate.

Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #439.

Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Casimir Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Casimir Catholic Church or your favorite charity.