2010-04-16 / Obits

Esther Eisenstein

Philanthropist

Esther Eisenstein, 92, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 14.

Eisenstein was the widow of Lou Eisenstein, a famous NBA and college basketball referee. She was a philanthropist who donated money to B’nai B’rith and the Jewish Heritage Museum. She also worked for many years at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York.

Eisenstein is preceded in death by her husband, Lou, and son, Jeffrey.

She is survived by her four daughters, Nancy Steinberg, Judith Marwell, Robin Shapiro, and Laurie Starr; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Geri Markoff and Bernice Hader.

Funeral arrangements remained private.

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