Ethel Hutner-Blum, 91 years of age, of Margate, FL and Thousand Oaks, CA, died on Monday, March 10, 2014 at her home in Florida. Born in Hartford, CT, where she lived most of her life, Ethel was the daughter of the late Esther and Abraham Freeman, and sister of the late Anna Beck. Husbands, Albert D. Hutner, Alfred Blum and Sam Zimmerman predeceased her. Ethel was a life member of the Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and Hadassah. In addtion, she was a former member of the Agudas Achim Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, the Hebrew Home and Hospital, West Hartford, CT, Women’s American ORT, AMC, B’nai Brith and Temple Beth Am in Margate, FL. She also gave generously to many other charitable organizations. While living in the Hartford area, Ethel sang with the Emanuel Choraleers and until her death, she sang with Temple Choirs in Florida and California. She is survived by her children, Steven Zimmerman and his wife Sarah of Pawleys Island, SC, Edward Hutner of Plainville, CT, and Anita Hutner of Centennial, CO; grandchildren, David Zimmerman and his wife Jill, Shayna Andrade and her husband Paul, great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alyssa Andrade, Myles Zimmerman and step-children, Elayne Caron, Neil Zimmerman, and Sherri B. Wechsler. She also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT with Rabbi Yitzchok Adler officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, 175 Wolcott Rd., East Granby, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06117, Congregation Agudas Achim, 1244 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, P.O. Box 5898, Denver, CO 80217, or to a charity of the donor’s choice . For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Ethel, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.