ANNIS--Esther, Born in Brooklyn on February 19, 1923, she died peacefully, in bed, on December 5, 2013. An educator, a volunteer, a mother and aunt and grandmother, her hands were always busy. Wrapped in a gentle shell covering a steely interior, she provided a strong center for her family. She parented until the end, always ready with hug, a smile, a shoulder to lean on, and chocolate to soothe any frazzled soul who crossed her path. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Herbert, she is survived by her children Susan (Bill Hileman), Jeffrey (Terri Lynn), and Jean, and eight grandchildren Billy, Jennifer (Brian Petersen), Sarah, Rebecca, Naomi, Miriam and Benjamin.) Funeral Service will be held 11am on Sunday December 8th at the Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack, NJ, www.guttermanandmusicant.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Oceanside (NY) Scholarship Fund, Hadassah, or GRIN GrandparentsINresidence.
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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 7, 2013