Esther Jachimowicz

Esther Jachimowicz Oct. 11, 1925 - Nov. 5, 2012 In San Francisco at age 87. Beloved wife of the late Nathan Jachimowicz for 58 years; loving mother of Myra (Alfred) Herpe, Rosalie (Sheldon) Past and Albie Jachimowicz; adoring grandmother of Barry (Janie) Herpe, Danny Herpe, Dena (Roger) Kline, Melissa (Daniel) Kertz, Robbie (Adelina) Past, Leah Jachimowicz, Joshua (Caitlin) Jachimowicz and Rachel Jachimowicz; dear great-grandmother of Samuel and Zachary Kline and Alyza Kertz. Survived incarceration in Mauthausen Concentration Camp and the Lodz ghetto during WWII. Liberated by Russian armed forces and relocated in 1950 by a Jewish relief organization to Chester, Pennsylvania, where she and Nathan opened a tailor shop. Moved to San Francisco in 1962 after finding relatives who also survived the Holocaust. Owner of Emerald Cleaners on Noriega Street for 35 years with Nathan. Donations to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S. W., Washington D.C. 20024, would be kindly appreciated.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 10, 2012