Dick Zimmerman, a former statistician, goal judge and public-address announcer with the Komets, died at 83 Monday, the team confirmed.
He and his wife, Flossie, worked for the team in various capacities for more than 50 years. The Zimmermans are referred to by some as the "first family of Komets hockey."
Flossie worked in the Komets' front office for many years, including time as ticket office manager, and their kids have worked for the team, too, in many different roles.
According to a Komets spokesman, services will be Thursday at D.O. McCombs, 4017 Maplecrest, from 2 to 5 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 Hanna Street, 11 a.m. Friday.