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APRIL 25, 1926 -- APRIL 3, 2005

Adeline Hunsinger Zimmer of Lake Placid, Fla., a longtime Western New York resident known for her arts and crafts skills, died Sunday in an Orlando hospital after a short illness. She was 78.

Born Adeline Raetz in Lockport, "Addie," as she was known, moved to Delevan in 1945. She lived there until moving to Holland in 1973 and, in 1998, to Lake Placid.

Mrs. Zimmer was briefly employed as a factory worker at Fisher-Price and Motorola in the early 1970s but spent most of her life as a homemaker. Arts and crafts were one of her passions, and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.

She was a member of the American Legion post in Lake Placid and the Women of the Moose chapter in Sebring, Fla.

Her first husband, Irvin Hunsinger, died in 1971.

She is survived by her husband, William Zimmer; two sons, Paul Hunsinger of Fountain Inn, S.C., and Larry Hunsinger of Fowlerville, Mich.; a daughter, Robynn Bruce of Delevan; a stepson, Phil Zimmer of Freedom; a stepdaughter, Penny Gonzales of Randolph; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Monday in Florida. Burial will be in Delevan Cemetery at a later date.


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