Esther J. Blische (Zuccon) passed away on June 4, 2014 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Aug. 3, 1927 in Paterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Esther Lynch Zuccon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Capt. Emil Blische in 2012. She is survived by her loving daughter, Elaine, son, Eric and grandchildren: Tori, Colter, Logan and Riley.
Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Barbara Freisma and Elizabeth Bosland. Surviving are her two brothers, Robert and William Zuccon, as well as several in-laws, nephews and nieces.
Esther raised her family in Forest Hill, Md. and later became a resident of Mallard Landing Retirement Community in Salisbury. She enjoyed her family, assorted crafts and historical trivia. She also enjoyed music and playing her organ for friends and family. She was a Girl Scout leader and hospital volunteer for many years and was a thoughtful, caring friend to many.
Esther and Emil ran a successful accounting and tax business from 1965 until 1990 when they both officially retired. They enjoyed traveling and took many cruises and extended vacations before settling on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Cremation followed her death. Per Esther’s wishes, services will be private for the family. A donation in her memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com.