Linnea Zepf, 66, social worker, casino supervisor

Linnea Zepf
Linnea Zepf
Posted: February 11, 2014

Linnea Zepf, 66, of Northfield, N.J., an Atlantic County social worker, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Jan. 29, at home.

Since 2007, Ms. Zepf had worked for the Division of Intergenerational Services of the Atlantic County Department of Human Services, her daughter, Dawn Joslin, said.

Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Zepf graduated from Cherry Hill West High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1989. She attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., from 1991 to '93.

At Pennsylvania State University, she and her daughter attended a short program, Ice Cream 101, Business Management for Ice Cream Retailers, Joslin said, "so we could open an ice cream store in Ventnor."

But, her daughter said, Ms. Zepf's principal careers were as a municipal court administrator in several South Jersey towns and as a worker at several casinos in Atlantic City.

Ms. Zepf was a court clerk in Ocean City in the 1980s, in Bass River and Washington Township from 1990 to 1992, and for Medford Lakes in 1993 and 1994, Joslin said.

While working in court administration, Ms. Zepf worked part-time at Atlantic City casinos from 1980, ending that career as a floor supervisor at the Sands Casino Hotel when it closed in 2006, Joslin said.

With her son and daughter, she owned and operated Scoopwich, an ice cream parlor and deli in Ventnor in the 2000s. "She worked the evening shift with us" after her day job, Joslin said.

In addition to her daughter, Ms. Zepf is survived by son Charles M. Thompson III and a sister. She was predeceased by her first husband, George H. Joslin. She is survived by her former husband, Charles M. Thompson Jr.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Union Chapel by-the-Sea, 5501 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, followed by a life celebration at 11 a.m.

Donations may be sent to the animal sanctuary at www.thetrixiefoundation.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.lownes.com.


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