Bobby "Brownie" Zima

July 8, 1927 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 91)

Bobby “Brownie” Zima, 91, of Hutchinson, died peacefully, Monday, December 3, 2018, with his family by his side.  He was born July 8, 1927 in Monessen, a son of the late Frank and Yadwiga (Zajac) Zima.  Bobby was a lifelong farmer on the Zima Brother’s Farm and the Michael J. Zima Farms in West Newton.  Prior to retirement he worked at Union Specialty Steel in Verona and Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg.  He was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie;  a lifetime member of the Hutchinson Volunteer Fire Department; and Army veteran of World War II.  Brownie was fondly called “Cowboy”, “Unc”, “Pappy”, and “Buddy” by family friends and neighbors, and will be sadly missed.  He was a wonderful husband and caregiver to his late wife, Pauline (Wyndroski) Zima, who preceded him in death on March 24, 2011.  He was also a great dad, and loved listening to Polkas, going to Polish picnics, and his Stoney’s.  Surviving are a son, Michael Zima and wife, Laurie; a daughter, Carol Gracon and husband, Tom; a brother, Joseph Zima, all of West Newton; and a number of nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Zima.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where a Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 am Friday.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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