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Peter Zimmerman, founded Wichita Graphics

June 21, 1931 – April 18, 2015

Peter Zimmerman, founder and owner of Wichita Graphics, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 83.

Born in New York City, he came to Buffalo at age 18, served in the National Guard and began his graphics career at Rosen Printing.

In the mid-1960s, he and his wife opened Wichita Graphics, which created proofs for printing, in the basement of their home on Wichita Road in West Seneca and later moved to Center Road in West Seneca. He was respected for his quality and integrity.

In the early 1990s, Wichita Graphics merged with Digicon Graphics, later Digicon Imaging, and Mr. Zimmerman became a partner in Digicon.

After leaving the company in the late 1990s, he wintered in Sarasota and Boca Raton, Fla., and spent summers in Williamsville.

Dedicated to physical fitness, he worked as a security guard in Florida until a couple of years ago.

His wife of 37 years, the former Elsie Young, died in 1989. He was remarried to the former Angela Lewis in 1990.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Mary Marts and Anna Marie Griffin; a son, Paul; a stepdaughter, Kim Schepart; a stepson, Mark Anthony Lewis; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

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