ETA CHINKES Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Eta Chinkes, of Las Vegas, passed away at her home January 25, 2019, three days shy of her 95th birthday. Her greatest joy was sharing her life with Sam, her loving husband of 68 years who was her devoted caretaker for the past three years, her daughter Anita, her grandchildren, Henry and Sofie, her son-in-law, Scott, and her extended family and friends. Eta was born in Sosnowiec, Poland and survived the Holocaust, but lost her parents Leibish and Jadza Rotfeld and her only brother Heniek. Despite her unbearable suffering in the concentration camps, she chose to face her future with hope and love. She was passionately committed to sharing the lessons of the Holocaust which she accomplished by speaking about her experience in schools and through her involvement with Survivors groups and Jewish organizations in Las Vegas and in New York. Eta arrived in New York in 1946 and created a beautiful life there for forty-five years. We will miss her lovely smile, her laugh, her singing, her impeccable style and the gorgeous clothes that she created, her sweet handwritten notes, and her cooking (especially chicken soup, stuffed cabbage and Rose's jam cookies). Being with her grandchildren truly lit up her life and gave her joy in her final days. Her positive outlook and love of family live on in each of us and will be passed on to future generations.

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 3, 2019.
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I met Eta a few years ago, and had many good chat's with her. I have a copy of her testimony. My condolences to the family.
Howard Collins
April 27, 2019
My condolences to the family of Eta.

I met Rta a few years ago, and we had many chat's about her early life in Poland, and the holocaust of her youth. I have a copy of her testimony.

I'll always remember Eta.
Howard Collins
April 27, 2019
May the angels always watch over you and your family, so that your love never stops shining and sharing to give others hope.
Anthony DiCaprio
February 8, 2019
During this time of great sorrow and pain, know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, may our father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
February 4, 2019
Thinking of you guys every day - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Cant wait to see you in a few weeks and hug you all. xo
February 4, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Remember that the God of Comfort cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7
February 4, 2019
My Condolences, love, and and prayers to the whole family during this tough time. May God bless you all with his strength and happiness. Now we know the Queen is resting at a better place looking over you all loved ones. Stay strong Anita.
Sid Mali
February 4, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of ETA. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of everlasting life at John 6:40.
February 3, 2019
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