Esther M. Kahn, 93, of Ambler, formerly of Philadelphia, died on January 31, 2015. She was born in Mt. Carmel, PA on December 22, 1921 to the late Stanly and Sally (Lasko) Milewski. Esther was a graduate of Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing class of 1941, and worked there as a Registered Nurse. Always a beauty, in June 1940 she was chosen as “The Strawberry Queen”, an honor given during the nurses’ strawberry festival. In 1970, she opened a needlepoint shop called “Creative Stitchery” at Walnut St. and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. She was a talented artist and won numerous needlepoint awards. Her door was always open to family and friends who always enjoyed her gourmet cooking. She was married to Harry Charles Kahn II. Esther is survived by three children Harry Kahn III of Quakertown, PA, Jeff Kahn of Lenhartsville, PA, Deborah Kalas of East Hampton, NY, two grandchildren Jan Kalas of Santa Barbara, CA, Kristofer Kalas of East Hampton, NY, her niece Cindy McCall, her nephew Kevin McCall, and her devoted caregiver in her final years Brenda Williams. She was pre-deceased by her sister Lorraine McCall and brother-in-law Francis McCall. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation from 10:30-11 a.m. with a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be sent to Jefferson University Hospital Nursing Program, 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or the ASPCA at

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