Tragic news hit this morning that Josh Epple, the co-owner and iconic butcher of Drewes Brothers Meats on Church St. died early this morning in a fatal motorcycle accident. From the SF Gate:
The rider, 42-year-old Joshua Epple of San Francisco, was traveling southbound on Highway 101 near 10th Street just before 2 a.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle for unknown reasons, according to the California Highway Patrol. Epple hit the guardrail, was ejected from the bike and fell 30 feet to a parking lot below, sustaining fatal injuries, the CHP said.A note on the Drewes website confirmed the sad news: "It is with heavy heart that we announce that our friend, boss and owner of Drewes Meats, Joshua N. Epple was taken from our lives early this morning." Josh is survived by his brother Isaac who is also co-owner of Drewes.
Update (3/3): Friends and family have set up a fund for 6 year old Justice Epple.
[Photo: Stacy Ventura via Edible San Francisco]