Esther Zimmerman

Esther Zimmerman, 91, of Kingston, formerly of Temple Apartments, Edwardsville, died Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2013, at Manorcare Nursing Home, Kingston.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Catherine Friedman Newirth and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School.

Esther was a member of Hadassah and a former member of Congregation Ohav Zedek and the Jewish Community Center.

Esther was preceded in death by her loving husband, Samuel Zimmerman; brother, Seymour (Zack) Newirth; and sister, Pearl Philipson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Veira and her husband, Gustavo, Boston; son, Barry Zimmerman, Seattle; grandchildren, David Veira and his wife, Rebecca, and Jessica Veira; and one great-grandchild on the way.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky officiating. Interment will follow in Anshe Sfard Cemetery, Dallas. Shiva will be observed in Boston.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2013