Esther Sheps, 100, died on Friday, March 31, 2017.  She lived for the past 11 years at Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains.  

Born and raised in Paterson, Esther was the daughter of Nathan and Sarah Hanik.  She married Isadore Sheps, and for 31 years they owned and operated a neighborhood convenience store in the South End of Montclair, Sam’s Sweet Shoppe at 309 Orange Road.

Mrs. Sheps is survived by her two daughters, Roselyn Kopit of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Helene Scola of Newport, Rhode Island. She also leaves behind four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel in Clifton on  April 2. Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Crest Scholars’ Fund and sent to Cedar Crest Department of Philanthropy, 1 Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.