Esther L. Swartz


Swartz, Esther L., 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at Tamarisk.  She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Swartz.  Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Katz) Levine, she was a graduate of B. M. C. Durfee High School in Fall River.  She had lived in East Providence for 35 years, previously living in Providence.  Esther was a volunteer at the former Jewish Home for the Aged, Jewish Community Center of RI, and Meals on Wheels.  She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, Providence, a board member and volunteer for the National Council of Jewish Women, and was a Life Member of Hadassah.  She was a board member and volunteer for the Friends of the East Providence Public Library.  Devoted mother of Carol Shore and her husband, Stephen, of Ardmore, PA and Nancy Horowitz and her husband, Richard, of Potomac, MD.  Dear sister of the late Frieda Swartz and Betty Fink.  Loving grandmother of 5.  Cherished great-grandmother of 5.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12:00 noon in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, 122 Nanci Karen Drive, Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick, Thursday, 7-9 p.m.


  1. Martha Sherman
    Jan 15, 2014

    I send my deepest condolences to all of you for the much loved matriarch of a wonderful family — what a treasure to have had her in your lives for so long.
    Zichrona livrocha.

  2. Kenneth P. Kane
    Jan 16, 2014

    Dear Carol –Very sad to hear about your mother’s passing. I had forgotten that her name, like my late mom, was Esther. My mother also worked with the Jewish aged population and Meals on Wheels in Brooklyn.
    How wonderful that your mom recently became a great grandmother. May you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

    ken kane

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