Hyunsook "Esther" Chung

SPARTA ­â€" Hyunsook “Esther” Chung, 65, of Sparta, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at home.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Mrs. Chung came to the United States in 2003 and had lived in Sparta since 2009. Mrs. Chung was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Esther attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Vernon, she was a member of the Legion of Mary in Sparta, and volunteered at St. Paul’s Abbey in Andover Township.

The daughter of the late Minhu and Kwiin Chung, Mrs. Chung is survived by her husband, James Walker; daughter, Julia Kim and husband, Andre Shikata, of Franklin; son, Peter Kim and wife, Su-chuan, of Taiwan; and two grandchildren, Caroline and Victoria Shikata.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Abbey, 289 Route 206, Andover Township. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, 53 Kennedy Ave., in Ogdensburg. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Abbey.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Abbey, PO Box 7, Newton, NJ 07860; NJ Kkottongnae, 424-426 Minton Place, Orange, NJ 07050; CFCS Partnership for Social Services Family Center, 48 Wyker Road, Franklin, NJ 07416.

Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 31, 2013