SPARTA Ââ€" Hyunsook â€œEstherâ€ 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. Paulâ€™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. Paulâ€™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. Paulâ€™s Abbey. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulâ€™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.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 31, 2013