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.