Esther Schwartz, 84, Auburn, N.Y., died Thursday evening, Nov. 1, 2012, at Auburn Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Altoona and had been a resident of Auburn for more than 45 years.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Edward; two daughters: Susan (Donald) Cooke and Marla (Seth) Levin; a son, Michael (Cherry); five granddaughters; a great-grandson; and a brother, Dr. Sidney (Arlene) Merin.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Merin; and three sisters: Dorothy Bloom, Helen Merin and Betty Eckard Strunk.
Esther was a secretary for the Cayuga County Health Department until retiring. She was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel of Auburn.
Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. Burial will be in Agudath Achim Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sisskind Funeral Service, Syracuse, N.Y.