Estelle Bartels

Obituary of Estelle Bartels

Estelle G. Bartels, 88, of Princeton died Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she resided in Washington Heights before moving to Princeton in 1965. She went back to college and earned her Bachelor's Degree with honors from Rutgers University while raising three young children. Estelle worked as a Senior Editor with Educational Testing Service, Princeton for over 25 years before retiring in 1994. She was a lifelong member of Hadassah, avid bridge player, and New York Times crossword puzzle enthusiast.

Daughter of the late Hyman and Sara (Aronofsky) Grossman, Estelle was predeceased by her sister Gloria Gault and her husband Harold. She is survived by her sister Bernice Swidler and her husband Fred; her three children, Jonathan Bartels and his wife Karen of Princeton, NJ; daughter Nancy Lyon and her husband Mark of Mooresville, NC; daughter Diane Hawk and her husband Harry of Jackson, NJ; as well as three grandchildren, Shana Bartels, Leah Bartels, and Alexandra Lyon, and ten nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at the Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton 45 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Shiva will be held at 7:00 pm (service 7:30) at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman NJ March 15th, 16th, and 17th. Memorial contributions should be made to Jewish Women International.

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