Sarah Lee Zimmerman

February 28, 2019 Kennett Square, PA Astronomer

Sarah Lee Zimmerman (nee Lippincott), died at Kendal Longwood on February 28 at the age of 98. An Astronomer, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degreeĀ from the University of Pennsylvania College for Women in 1941 and Swarthmore College in 1942 with a Master’s degree.

She was Professor Emerita and Director Emerita of the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College.

Sarah was predeceased by her husbands David C. Garroway and Christian B. Zimmerman. She is survived by the children of her late husbands and extended family.

A Memorial service is scheduled for Friday July 5, 2019 2-4PM at Kendal Longwood.

Memorial Donations

Kendal at Longwood

Unrestricted Use Fund
PO Box 100
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. We just learned of the passing of Mrs. Zimmerman. We did not know her well, but knew her to be kind and generous. Thank you, Mrs. Zimmerman.

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    Amelia Schmertz | May 14, 2019 at 1:41 PM

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