Jane W. Zimmerman, an Edgartown summer resident since 1986, died on March 2. She was 83.

She was born on April 15, 1939 in North Charleroi, Pa. to Charles H. Williams Jr. and Jame M. Williams. She was raised in Monesson, Pa. and attended Monesson High School. After graduating she attended Denison University.

She was the director of the YWCA in Johnstown, Pa., where she met her future husband, Robert K. Zimmerman. They married on Sept. 16, 1961. They eventually settled with their family in State College, Pa. She and Robert were married for 45 years, until his death on Jan. 16, 2007.

Jane was known as one of the largest and loudest supporters of Penn State. She was parade chair for the 1982 and 1986 national championship football teams; 2000-2003 campaign chair for the campaign for Penn State Public Broadcasting; member of the board of representatives for WPSU radio from 2001 to 2009; chair of the Connoisseur’s Dinner for WPSU; chair of the Penn State Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2006; campaign chair for outreach during For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State students in 2007 to 2009; and an outreach advisory board member.

In 2003 she was named an honorary alumna of Penn State. She also received the 2005 Charles Lupton volunteer award from development and alumni relations and was named Penn State fundraising volunteer of the year in 2008. In 2010 she received the Fischer award of distinction.

She was also active serving as the treasurer for the State College YMCA Million Dollar campaign, a member of the YMCA advisory committee, board member for the Centre Foundation, and a trustee for Vineyard Preservation Trust.

She loved to entertain at her homes in Boalsburg and on Martha’s Vineyard. One of the most memorable events was a reception for television host Fred Rogers. She spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard where she was famous for her annual Fourth of July party.

She was blessed to have four grandchildren who she loved spending time with; she seldom missed the opportunity to attend their sporting events and concerts.

One of her favorite pastimes was golfing. She won club championships at both Sunnehanna and Toftrees Country Clubs. When not volunteering she and her husband loved to travel, visiting six different continents.

She was predeceased by her husband and parents.

She is survived by her two children, her son Dr. Andrew Zimmerman and his wife Laura, and her daughter Laura Sogor and her husband Dani; and grandchildren Nicole and Rachel Zimmerman and Dylan and Mihaly Sogor. She is also survived by her sister Suzy Broadhurst and her husband Jim of Ligonier, Pa. and brother in law Dave Zimmerman and his wife Pat of Johnstown, Pa.

Visitation will be held on April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in State College, Pa. Her memorial service will be held on April 22 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center in State College at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Boalsburg Cemetery in Boalsburg, Pa.

Memorial contributions can be made to Vineyard Preservation Trust, P.O. Box 5277, Edgartown MA, 02539 or to the Jane W. and Robert K. Zimmerman Endowment in support of digital programming at WPSU-TV at raise.psu.edu/JaneZimmerman or WPSU, c/o Rob Butler, 223 Outreach Building, University Park, PA, 16802.

For more information and online condolences, visit kochfuneralhome.com.