Barbara Epstein, 69, cofounder and president of a document-conversion and software consulting company in Mount Laurel, died of renal failure Wednesday at her home in Evesham.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Epstein attended South Philadelphia High School and in 1958 became its first female class president. After graduation, she attended Temple University.
Mrs. Epstein was one of the area's original consultants for Weight Watchers in 1960. She later worked as a sales executive for the Latin Casino, Cherry Hill Inn, and Rickshaw Hotel, all in Cherry Hill, and the Ivystone Inn in Pennsauken.
She also oversaw catering work at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
In 1993, Mrs. Epstein cofounded and became president of CTI Inc., the document-conversion firm.
She is survived by sons Michael and Yale; a sister; five grandchildren; and her longtime companion, Jules Rovner. Her husband, Eugene, died in 1995.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. Burial will be in Mount Jacob Cemetery, Glenolden.