Esta Lewis

Esta Lewis

Esta Marcus and Michael Solomons
Esta and Mike Solomons, Sydney 2011

What is your full name?

Esta Susan Lewis nee Marcus – named for my paternal Grandmother who died 1944

Where and when were you born?

Born in Dublin 18th July 1949

Where did you grow up  & where do you live now?

Sheffield Uk

Do you have a family partner and /or any children?

Yes Husband of 50 years Roy Lewis and 2 children Matthew and Sarah both doctors, a daughter in law, a son in law and 5 lovely grandchildren.

How are you a descendant of Mordechi Shlomo Marcus?

He was my Great great (maybe one more great) grandfather and I am so grateful to those that left Lithuania when they did.

What do or did you do for primary occupation/career?

I am retired but was a civil servant working for UK government.

What do you do for recreation or pastime?

Art, theatre, and cooking.

What books are you reading now?

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.

What is your favourite Jewish food?

Crispy latkes!

What is you favourite movie of all time?

West Side story original version.

Who was the greatest influence on your life and why?

My father Cyril a man of many talents. Caring and wise with a brilliant sense of humour and a quick wit.

Esta and family
Esta and family, June 2019

If you could invite 3 people (1 dead and 2 alive) to a dinner party, who would they be and why?

I am happy with the people I have dinner with now and I love to have dinner with my 2 brothers Jonathan and Paul who are great company.

What would be on the menu?

Poached Salmon, strawberries and cream.

What is the craziest or wildest thing you have ever done?

Walking with cheetahs in Zambia

How important is family to you and why?

My family is the most important thing in my life.

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