Esther "Essie" Hirsh (nee Shiffman), 97, recently of The Hallmark in Chicago; daughter of William and Sarah Shiffman; widow of the late Dr. Edwin I. Hirsh; mother of Michael (Karen), Bruce (Linda), Sam (Kate), and Jeannie Govaer (the late David); grandmother of Bill (Debbie) Hirsh, Jennifer (Joel) Weisberger, Benjamin Hirsh, Daniel Govaer, and Kent and Alexa Mather; great-grandmother of Ella and Jacob Weisberger and Jack and Matthew Hirsh; aunt of Marcia Sola. A longtime supporter of Pioneer Women; past President of the Golda Meir Chapter, and then Executive Director of the Chicago Council of Na'amat USA; past President of the Michiana Women's Club; past board member of JNF. Any version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" made her smile. The family also thanks her devoted caregivers, Kaye and Marivel. Graveside service Sunday 12 PM at Westlawn Cemetery (Maple Section), 7801 W. Montrose Avenue, Norridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Na'amat. Info: Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 847-256-5700.
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