Donald Lee Ziemba, 66, passed away at home, unexpectedly, on November 1, 2019.
He was born on April 30, 1953, in Dunkirk, the sonof Dorothy M. (Kozlowski) Ziemba and the late Edward J. Ziemba. He was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He entered the workforce with jobs at General Electric and the Great Lakes Color Printing Corp. While working, and starting a family, he always made time to volunteer for the local firedepartment. During his time with the City of Dunkirk Fire Department, he was voted to serve as Fire Chief from 1984-1985. Most of his adult life wasdevoted to his work saving lives as an EMT Paramedic with WCA Services, Rural Metro Ambulance in Buffalo and the Fredonia Fire Department.
During the weeks after 9/11, Don traveled to New York City to help with the search and rescue efforts. A retired employee of the Carriage House in Fredonia, he was involved with the Fredonia Beaver Club, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, and Moose Lodge #89. In his free time, he was an avid reader and history enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting and collecting coins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter. He is survived by his mother; his children Kristen (Jason) Ehrhardt of Ohio, Darlene (David) Charles of Silver Creek, Nicholas (Chanel) Ziemba ofFlorida, Michael (Sarah) Ziemba of Ohio, and Jason Ziemba of Ohio; seven grandchildren; his brothers John (Dianne) Hunter of Florida, Allen (Karen Dull) Ziemba of Dunkirk, James (Kathryn) Ziemba of Fredonia, and Mark (Tiffany) Ziemba of Forestville; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.