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A Brief History

Robert Zimmerman

Robert Zimmerman

The dedicated families of the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home have been caring for the needs of the Jewish community of Greater Springfield for over 50 years. Originally named The Harold R. Ascher Funeral Home, Ascher-Zimmerman started it’s existence in 1954 with Harold and Jeanette Ascher who jointly opened the funeral home to serve the needs of the Jewish community of the Pioneer Valley. In 1972, the name was changed to the Harold R. Ascher & Son Memorial Chapel to commemorate Harold and Jeanette‘s eldest son, Robert, joining the family business. When Harold retired in 1990, Robert Zimmerman, a devoted funeral director from Wisconsin, was invited to join the Ascher funeral home to help with the family business. Ten years later, in 2000, Ryan Ascher, the son of Robert Ascher, became the third generation of the Ascher family to care for the greater Springfield community. Upon Robert Ascher’s retirement in April of 2006, Robert Zimmerman and Ryan Ascher purchased the business and changed the name to the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Today, the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home remains independently owned and operated to best serve the needs of the Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, and all the surrounding Jewish communities. The Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home continues to strive to provide caring and compassionate service to the families we serve,

About Us

Ryan Ascher

Ryan Ascher

Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home is located at 44 Sumner Avenue in the Forest Park historic district of Springfield, Massachusetts. We are less then 5 minutes from Route 91, and near the local temples and cemeteries.

Our funeral home chapel can accommodate up to 325 people and is fully handicapped accessible. Our family visitation area has been recently renovated and updated to meet the modern needs of our families.

Although our office hours vary, our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide the best care and immediate service for all the families that entrust their care in us.

While many local funeral homes are corporately owned, Ascher-Zimmerman remains independently owned and operated, offering you more personalized care and service than that of the larger, corporate entities. We are able to make arrangements with you at the funeral home or in the comfort of your own home. Our owners are the funeral directors that personally work and oversee your loved one’s funeral. The staff is created from our families, close friends and trusted affiliates to provide you with the best service.

Rest assured that when you choose Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home for your loved one’s care, you will be treated with compassion, understanding and great care. We understand that the death, or eventual death, of a loved one is difficult enough to cope with. We are here to help you. We treat your family as we do our own. We at Ascher-Zimmerman pride ourselves on being able to meet the needs of all the families we serve, regardless of religious affiliation or socioeconomic circumstances.

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The Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home continues to strive to provide caring and compassionate service to the families we serve. Contact us by calling at (413) 734-5229 or by sending us a message. Click on the link below to get started.

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