Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman died Jan. 17. He was 73.

Zimmerman was born in San Bernardino, California on Oct.15, 1948. Moving with his family at the age of 12 to Fresno, California, he graduated from Hoover High School, Fresno City College, and California State University, Fresno with a bachelor of science in industrial technology/manufacturing option electricity/ electronics emphasis.

He began his employment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1977, retiring in 2007. The focus of his work was designing and building large scale video systems for security, surveillance, safety and alignment having contributed to the Shiva/NOVA, UAVLIS, and NIF projects.

He was predeceased by his parents, Vaiden and Rose Mary Zimmerman, and his wife Diana.. He will be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Cynthia Zimmerman; two nephews, and three great-nephews.

Donations in his memory may be made to a non-profit that he supported: Break the Barriers, 8555 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, California, 93720 or breakthebarriers.org.