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Larry Alan Zimmerman

October 09, 1948 ~ April 15, 2020

Larry Alan Zimmerman, 71, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away April 15, 2020.


He was born October 9, 1948 in Kansas City, KS and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 2008 coming from Heavenly Mountain, NC.


Mr. Zimmerman practiced and taught transcendental meditation for 48 years.


He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in architecture. Mr. Zimmerman was a private practice architect in Kansas City for 10 years and later became an architect for the TM movement.


He was an active member of the Rare Fruit Club. He was the current webmaster and served as a past president.


Mr. Zimmerman is survived by his step-brother, John (Bronwen) Porter of Vero Beach; brother-in-law, Dave Bosanko (Cathie Conrad)of Isanti, MN; niece and nephew, Carly Bosanko (Josh Mogren) of Maplewwod, MN and Aaron Bosanko (Rebecca)of Duluth, MN; cousins, Mary Beth (Weldon) Mathews of Newark, Ohio, Carl S. (Margie) Zimmerman of St. Louis, MO and Kay Combs (Walt) of Golden, CO.  He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Louise Zimmerman and sister, Janet Bosanko.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Transcendental Meditation Center of Vero Beach,


Anyone wishing to reach out to Larry’s family is asked to do so via email to John Porter,


Condolences any be shared online at


Bobbi Spencer

April 21, 2020, 3:53 am

What sad, sad news! The loss of Larry will be felt by myself, Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club & the gardening community for his many tireless contributions to promoting tropical fruits on the Treasure Coast. Our hearts go out to his family.


April 22, 2020, 2:20 am

My sympathies to Larry‘s family. I met him through the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club. I enjoyed learning from him. His presence will be missed dearly.


April 23, 2020, 1:25 am

Sympathy to family and friends of Larry. Knew him through the TC Rare Fruit Club. He will be missed by all.


April 26, 2020, 2:43 am

This is awful news, and I would like to give my best wishes to his family and other friends. I met Larry through the fruit clubs, and I will dearly miss the knowledge and generosity he has always shown to myself and others in that and other arenas. For a while now, I have kept a running list of topics I want to discuss with him at the next opportunity. Our chats have always been wonderful, and my list always regenerates quickly after we clear it!

Rio Coco Family

May 16, 2020, 5:58 pm

From the Rio Coco family, our hearts are with the friends and family of Larry. Being an avid gardener, Larry had resident “fertilizer buckets” at our coffee shop for us to fill with used coffee grounds to help his garden! It was always a pleasure getting to see Larry’s kind face when he would come in to pick up his buckets and leave us with some rare fruits as gifts! We looked forward to his visits as he was just a lovely person. Larry will be missed by many, including us at Rio Coco. Rest In Peace, Larry

Diane Goldberg

May 20, 2020, 6:10 pm

Larry was a good person and always helpful and friendly. I met him through the TC Rare Fruit Club and know we will all miss him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family.

Maria Manchester

July 17, 2020, 11:09 pm

My condolences to family and friends of Larry. I met Larry at meetings of the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club. I admired him for his pleasant demeanor, dedication to the club and willingness to share his knowledge of the culture of fruit and other plants. He will be missed.

Jane A. Bialosky

November 1, 2020, 12:54 pm

Larry was one of our dearest friends. I will always remember him for his softness, boundless generosity, gentle laughter and quietness. He slowed own the world and let me step into a space in between the demands of life and the eternal. He visited us the day before he died to give us the masks he had made with his mother’s sewing machine. He carefully instructed us in how to wear the masks for greatest protection and then he told us to watch a Youtube about picking coconuts. It was as if he knew he would be departing and wanted to leave us a sweet memory that would take away the sadness. It didn’t quite work–I do miss him. Larry and I and Lorna cooked together for our TM celebrations. We miss for his steadying presence as do his Rare Fruit colleagues. He isn’t to be replaced.
Larry’s quietness and composure came from his inward way of living, his commitment to his practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, and his sense of wonder for things that grew. Dear Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club members, your excursions together and your friendship was his delight.
Continue in peace, dear Larry.


November 1, 2020, 1:03 pm

Larry, Your calm & friendly disposition are sorely missed. Wherever you go from here, you will brighten that realm. Happy Trails, my friend.

Cyndy Hughes

January 26, 2021, 10:42 pm

Larry and I met at Heavenly Mt. in North Carolina where we worked together on a building project.
While he was a brilliant and creative Architect, he was also a jolly genius with plants and herbs.
His entire living room, even in the snowy cold winters, was taken over by his flowers and plants, and especially by this “science lab” contraption that he invented to make healing herbal tinctures, which he gave away to folks who needed them.

Larry was so excited to move to sunny, warm Florida where he could really explore the growing of exotic and delicious fruits.
He once told me how yummy
Jack Fruit is.
I finally got to try it yesterday, and was so excited to tell him that he was absolutely right!
I did not know of his passing until just now.
I will offer my prayers and thanks to dearest Larry in Heaven.

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