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Esther Virginia Chopko

Obituary for Esther Virginia Chopko

September 21, 1942 - May 17, 2019
Elkton, Maryland | Age 76


Esther Virginia (Gerbman) Chopko, age 76 of Newark, DE and formerly of Murfreesboro, TN passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1942 to the late Morris Martin Gerbman and Johny Herman (Kelley) Gerbman.

Virginia was a member of the Central High School Class of 1960, where she was in the band. She was a talented and accomplished florist, both in Newark and in Nashville where she worked as a floral designer at the Opryland Hotel. Her pride and joy was her family. She was very active with raising her four sons and participated in all of their activities.

She is survived by her sons: Steve Chopko (Betty) of Newark, DE, Timothy Chopko of Newark, DE, Daniel Chopko (Meredith) of Avon, CO, and Anthony "Sparky" Chopko (Nichole) of Cecilton, MD; brothers: Martin K. Gerbman (Annelle) of Powell, TN, Michael L. Gerbman (Lynn) of Murfreesboro TN; grandchildren: Steve, Alex, Shawna, Shane, and Saxton all in the Newark area, and Calvin in Edwards, CO; nieces and nephews: Christopher Gerbman, Russell Gerbman, Kerri Powell, Kristin Seiber, and Blake Troutman all in the Murfreesboro area; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be a Memorial Service at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Brent's Place" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921 or you can visit,!/donation/checkout.


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