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Esther Bushberg

Esther Lillian Bushberg, 93, of Ithaca, NY, died Nov. 6, 2013. Born in Newark, she lived in Irvington, South Orange, and Taos, NM, before moving to Ithaca 13 years ago.

Mrs. Bushberg, who grew up in Irvington, graduated from junior college.

She volunteered for various organizations such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and translated books into Braille. She had a deep affinity for the arts and worked tinting color photographs. She also played piano, wrote poetry and short stories, and drew portraits of faces she found in photographs.

Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Gilbert, and a son, Michael, she is survived by her daughter, Diane (Jefferson) Colman of Ithaca; her son, Sandy Bushberg (Michelle Rabin) of Oregon; and a granddaughter.

Services were held Nov. 10 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or womanmade.org.

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