Cover photo for Barbara Zimet's Obituary
Barbara Zimet Profile Photo

Barbara Zimet

d. July 3, 2018

Barbara Zimet, 93, of Ithaca, formerly of Woodstock, died Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. Born in Culver, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Alma McBride Benedict. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, she started her career as a band director in Tippecanoe, Indiana. She graduated with a degree in piano and double bass and married Leonard Zimet in 1950. She was a lifelong teacher and learner with a piano studio in Woodstock for over 50 years. She was a consultant and clinician for Robert Pace and the National Piano Federation. In Ithaca, she was the director of the Mad Hatter Ensemble at Longview. Barbara is survived by her children, David Zimet and his wife Melanie of Lansing, Beth Mark and her husband David of Narberth, PA and Joshua Zimet of Baltimore, MD, six grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Debra, Ben, Sam and Hannah. She also had the joy of four great grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Leonard, who passed in 2014. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at Congregation Emanuel at 10:00 AM with Rabbi Yael Romer, officiating. Interment will follow in Montrepose Cemetery.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Zimet, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree