Ester Shutan Weiner

Ester (Shutan) Weiner, age 93, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016. She is survived by a brother, David Shutan and his wife Irma of Boynton Beach, FL; two daughters; Roberta Weiner of Glastonbury, and Janis Schmalzbach and her husband Jonathan of Elkins Park, PA; a son, Mark Weiner of Los Angeles CA.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Throughout her life she generously donated her time to a variety of charitable organizations. While in her 80s Ester learned to knit and created hundreds of hats and mittens for needy infants and children in the community through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Daughter of the late Hyman and Anna (Berg) Shutan, she was predeceased by her husband, Marshall Weiner, sister Muriel Davidoff and brother Nat Shutan. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Hamden Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for the capable and loving care they gave to Ester during her stay there.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday at the Bikur Cholim РSheveth Achim Cemetery, Brocket Place, East Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to donorschoose.org.

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  1. Donna rizzo said,

    06.26.16 at 12:18 am

    i was you Mom’s hairdresser at Dunbar..Mom was a lovely person who constantly boasted about her children and grandchildren..you were all her world….I was so sad to read of her passing…thoughts and prayers to you …keep your happy memories close to your heart

  2. Suzan Shutan said,

    06.27.16 at 1:45 pm

    Ester known as my ” Aunt Attie” was a wonderful aunt to me. I remember with great fondness’s her gathering all her knitting friends and her own work together for a citywide project some years ago that I put together called ” the big knit-in”. It was such a success and in part because of her. She advocated for me throughout the years and while she always had her strong opinions, her endless love always prevailed . She will be sorely missed.

  3. Bruce Shutan said,

    06.27.16 at 2:04 pm

    My “Aunt Attie” as we called her was such a warm, loving, loyal, supportive and pleasant person to be around. She always took such great care of herself and had the most amazing hair — her focal point And because of that, she looked much younger than her actual age. I regularly called her on the phone to chit chat and cherished our talks. It was sad when her hearing started to go, and I was unable to enjoy those calls. But I’m comforted by knowing she lived a long and good quality of life. She will be forever missed by her brother (my father), children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a one-of-a-kind person.