Pearl E. Zimmerman

Jan. 6, 2013

Pearl E. Zimmerman, 85, former resident of Shickshinny, passed away Jan. 6, 2013, in Bonham Nursing Center, Stillwater, Pa.

She was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Clarence and Suzanna Cope Kester. Pearl was a member of the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church. She was employed many years at Consolidated Cigar Co. in Berwick. After retirement, she worked as a foster grandparent at the Garrison Elementary School, Shickshinny.

Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey Eugene Zimmerman and wife Anita, Hunlock Creek, and Michael Wayne Zimmerman and wife Laura Wereschagin, Shickshinny; granddaughter, Barrett Zimmerman, University of Scranton; brothers, Floyd Kester, Oregon; Paul Kester, Berwick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene T. Zimmerman; sisters, Anna Askew, Hazel Knoss, Thelma Russel and Helen Greitzer.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. Terry Hughes officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Service Association, 31 W. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18791. Interment will be in Scott Cemetery, Waterton Road, Shickshinny.

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 8, 2013