In her Lincoln Place home, with her family at her side, Esther went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of 55 years, to the late Frank Chernotowich; Esther was the oldest daughter of the late Ortenzio and Letizia Zappa; she was the most loving and giving mother of Joann Chernotowich and Phyllis and Bob Milkowski; she was the most wonderful "Nunnie" to her only grandchild, Nicole Lucas and her significant other, Travis Aikman; she was a devoted sister to Eleanor (the late Armand) Scenna of Wheeling, WV and Nancy (John) Rozgonyi of Lincoln Place, and previously deceased brothers, Tony, Frank, Carl, and Junior; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Esther worked many years for both United Baking Company and Allegheny County Health Dept., McKeesport office. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, and gardening, most especially her roses. Because of her love of roses, she was affectionately called "Rose Bud" by her immediate family. Her family would like to thank the Asera Hospice, especially Jeanne, Brenda, and Sharon, for the compassion and caring qualities they showed our mom when she needed it most. Friends received on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Agnes R.C. Church, West Mifflin.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012