Deaths of Local Interest – July 18, 2018

By on July 18, 2018

Cameron R. Epler, 80, of Brecknock Township, Berks County, passed away July 9 at home. Cameron was a U.S. Army veteran, worked for General Battery in Laureldale for 10 years, and in 1967 he started working for Mrs Smith’s, the bakery in Pottstown, as a foreman in the pumpkin room. He enjoyed 30 years at the bakery and was lovingly known as the Pumpkin Man. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He spent a lot of time with his children and grandchildren, having a special relationship with each of them. A daughter, Debra A. Henry, wife of Robert W. Jr., lives in Adamstown.

Elva Zimmerman, 71, passed away June 22 at her home after a short battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma. Born in Brecknock Township, she fell in love with the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Sonoma County, California, where she lived for the last 40 years. Though skilled and successful in the business of life, at her core, throughout her life, she was a spiritual scout exploring the mysteries and wonders of the human heart. A brother, David, lives in Ephrata. A sister, Helen, wife of Leonard Becker, lives in East Earl.

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