Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ken Zepp, you will be missed. RIP

I can't believe Ken Zepp is gone.
Many of you surely know him, since he worked for The Reporter for so many years, both as a skilled photographer and a wonderful sports writer. He seemed to know everyone. He seemed to be a friend of everyone. He was so bubbly, so energetic.
So respected.
The news of his death this weekend has hit hard. And my deepest sympathies go out to his family.
I know this type of loss is devastating. 

Ken was such a wonderful man, skilled photographer, true friend, compassionate, funny and a straight arrow. I loved his smile, sense of humor, Phils cap and his "set 'em up" line ... So many years of working with him at The Reporter came running back into my mind today.  

He was so kind to my daughter as well, and she loved the photos he took for her over the years. We were just talking about him on Saturday, a few hours before we heard the initial rumors of his heart attack. 

Ken, I'll never forget what a true gentleman and artful professional you always were. My deepest condolences to your family.

Ken, I hope they're "setting 'em up" in heaven for you.

Here is the obituary, from Huff & Lakjer in Lansdale...

Kenneth S. Zepp, 65, of Lansdale, passed away June 1, 2013 at Abington Health – Lansdale Hospital.

Born May 19, 1948 in Lansdale, he was a son of Elizabeth (Franklin) Zepp, of Lansdale, and the late Sherwood Zepp.

Ken served his country honorably with the U.S. Air force during the late 1960’s-70’s having served in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a player and coach for the Lansdale Legion baseball team and was very talented at both. He enjoyed formula one racing and was a close friend of the late race driver, Al Holbert.

A professional photographer by trade, he was formerly employed by the Reporter Newspaper and will be remembered for his many outstanding photos and articles that he contributed to the publication over the years.

Most of all, he will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, son and brother. His family has now lost a huge part of their lives. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Kevin Zepp and his wife, Crystal, of Garnet Valley and Samantha Asay and her husband, Christian, of Edmonds, WA; his grandchildren, Cooper, Makena, Kendall, and Aidan; and his brother, Charlie Zepp of Lansdale.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 1:30-3 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446, followed by the memorial service at 3 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s name to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 would be appreciated.

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