Born March 25 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to immigrant parents, Pasqua De Salvo would always be known as Esther. A 1942 graduate of Rahway High School her first job was working at an Army induction center where purportedly she met and processed Frank Sinatra's initial enlistment information, but much more importantly she met her future husband of 59 years, Lambert Davids. Esther and Lambert and their two children moved to Hawaii in August 1960, it wasn't long before she began working for a company known as Welcome Wagon where she helped other malihini to the islands assimilate to their new and exciting home. Esther and Lambert were an adventurous couple who visited many fascinating locations during their enduring and happy marriage. During her long life she worked as an executive secretary and later in a small needle and yarn shop in Kailua. Esther was community minded and belonged to several benevolent groups including the Akamina's, Doe's, and the Assistance league. For many years she was a volunteer usher and supporter of the Diamond Head Theater. Esther was always a caring and loving wife and mother. She was outspoken and kind. She was brave and was able to face all of life's situation with strength and grace. She had a wide circle of friends and a loving extended family. For nearly 96 years she experienced the joys and the sadness of this world with an optimistic and positive attitude. She is survived by a son and daughter, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Family services were held.
Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
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