Brian Scott Zimmer “BZ” “Zimm” “Coach”


Irondequoit:  July 7, 2015 at age 47.  Brian is survived by his parents, Gerald and Trudy Zimmer; wife, Cindy Zimmer; children, Shane and Brandon Zimmer; sisters, Sandra (Brian) Mahoney & Carrie (Jeff) Gumpert; father & mother-in-laws, Edward and Carolyn Reeder; brothers-in-law, Mike (Lisa) Reeder, Tom (Sandy) Reeder; nieces and nephews; Marlena, Eric, Lilee, Sarah, Danny, Kevin, Charlene, Kyle, Olivia, Avery and Mackenzie; special cousin, John (Alexandra) Croll; God Children, Olivia and Tanner; many dear friends.

Brian was a member of the Irondequoit Little League Baseball, Irondequoit Vikings Football, Irondequoit Screaming Eagles Football, Irondequoit Lacrosse and Irondequoit Soccer Club.  In his spare time, he enjoyed coaching, sports, his family and children.

Special thank you to the Head & Neck Surgery Center and Staff, Lipson Cancer Center, James P. Wilmont Cancer Center and Lifetime Care. Thank you to all our families, friends and Irondequoit community for all the love and support. Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude our family has for all that has been done for us. Brian will be forever missed but never forgotten.

His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Road, 14622.  A Celebration of Brian’s Life will follow the Mass at Newcomb Friendship Center at St. Cecilia.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifetime Care ( and James P. Wilmont Cancer Center (URMC.Rochester.Edu)

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,


27 Condolences

  1. Lisa Young on July 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Lisa Young

  2. Rick Walther on July 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    God bless Brian’s family. I know he is in God’s hands and although he will be dearly misssed he is pain free and happy now. I will miss my friend.

  3. Bob Monigle on July 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Our condolences to the family at this most sorrowful time. I didn’t know Brian well, but I was associated with IAA and remember him. His dedication shows his love of life and everything about it. He will be missed.

  4. Sandi Greco on July 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. He’s in heaven organizing Lax, Baseball, Football, Soccer etc. for all the kids in heaven !!!!

  5. Jessica Garrow on July 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My condolences to the entire family. Brian touched so many people’s life’s . He will greatly missed by the entire community. RIP COACH always rembered never forgotten

  6. Jody & Joanne Sherman on July 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sean and Pat Kelly on July 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Cindy our condolences go out to you and your family. Brian was a great Father, husband and man. He will always be remembered.

  8. Ray Raimondi on July 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    God Bless Brian’s Family, Irondequoit lost a great coach, great father, mentor and all around great guy! Gone way too soon and way to young. The Screaming Eagles Family will always remember you Brian! We will miss you!

  9. Pete Rizzo on July 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Zimm, you are a special person and will be heavily missed by many!! My condolences go out to the whole family.

    Pete and Nicole Rizzo

  10. Joe Posato on July 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of Brian’s family. You will be missed Brian. Save me a spot in your foursome my friend.

  11. Claudia De Paula on July 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Dear Cindy,

    Our family is deeply saddened for your loss. Sending prayers and love to you and the boys.

    Claudia De Paula and family

  12. Charlene Tubiolo on July 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    So so sorry for your loss I grew up with Brian !! Prayer as for healing ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Ron Messmer on July 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Cindy, I am deeply saddened for your loss and my prayers are for a quick grieving period for you and the family. He is a very passionate man with a heart the size of Texas for his kids and his extended kids in Irondequoit. We are here for you and the family as you need.

    The Messmer’s

  14. dave mortillaro on July 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    cindy i dont know what to say, i am so very sad right now..i had so many great times with brian..he was such a great man…he is not suffering anymore…he will never be forgotten….my prayers go out to you and the boys.

  15. Erin Greco on July 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Cindy, Shane and Brandon –

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you all during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Grecos

  16. Betsy, Scott, Sherry and Chelle Squaires on July 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    To the Brian Zimmer family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We all remember Brian at Eastridge High School and Scott played ball with Brian. Such a great guy with a smiley face, He will be missed. God Bless you all.

  17. Courtney Pusateri on July 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I have many fond memories of Brian. He was a great friend to my brother. He was part of our Asito family. My parents and I adored him. Gone too soon. May he forever rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his boys.

  18. Kelly Giudice on July 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    We are all so sad to hear that Brian has passed. We knew him as an awesome father, friend, and coach. He made kids feel special and capable and the reaction of all the children in town is a testament to his character. Gone but never forgotten… In our home the term Zimmerstrong will last forever. Sending all our love.
    The Giudices

  19. Kristen Cartagena on July 11, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Deepest sympathy for you Cindy and the boys. So many people looked up to Brian and I do not know one person who could say anything bad about him. He truly was a great guy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you the strength you need. Much love From The Cartagena Family

  20. aunt dee and uncle bill on July 11, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Kimm Stathopoulos on July 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Dear Cindy,
    Thinking of you and sending prayers your way. I hope that the wonderful memories you have with Brian, help you through such a difficult time.

  22. Judith Dewey on July 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Cindy, I have been thinking of you and your family for the
    last two weeks since I heard about Brian. My prayers are
    with you. I wil see you soon. I love you, Judy

  23. Tricia White on July 12, 2015 at 4:51 am

    My heart is breaking for you. I sm so sorry for your loss. You, Brandon, Shar are in my thougts and prayers. He fought hard, and now he is pain free. He was taken too soon, but what a legacy he has left. Sendin you lots of love and hugs.

    Tricia White

  24. Leah & Gage Barker on July 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Cindy, Shane & Brandon,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you find peace and comfort during this very sad time. Brian was an amazing person and heaven has another angel now who is watching over all of you. What a beautiful legacy he has left and he touched so many lives in his time. God bless you all.
    With Love & Sympathy,
    Leah & Gage Barker

  25. Mary Vanelli on July 13, 2015 at 8:37 am

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. He is no longer suffering. If there is comfort, you and your family can find it in his peaceful rest.
    Warm regards,
    Mary Vanelli

  26. Dave Nadeau on July 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Brian is a special person. He left a BIG positive mark on our world, on our young people and on me. His focus, courage, character, and generosity with time and expertise to others will not be forgotten. He is missed.

  27. Lawrence Nazarian, MD on July 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I had the privilege of being Brian’s pediatrician and remember him fondly as a great kid. I looked forward to his visits and admired his spirit and enthusiasm. Clearly he grew up to become an exemplary husband and father, in addition to being a wonderful son. I know he is in a better place, and the entire family is in my prayers.

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