JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
Esther Carberry Halmi passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, peacefully in Jacksonville, Fla.
Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Steven (Curly) Halmi, of 41 years; her father, Norton Carberry; mother, Elsie Burns; son, Lee Steven Halmi; and brother, Robert Carberry.
Esther is survived by a son, Robert Halmi and wife, Sally; daughter, Heidi Halmi Chanatry and husband, Michael; son, Scott Halmi and wife, Natalie; grandchildren, Steven Halmi and wife, Tracy, John Halmi and companion, David, Josh Halmi and wife, Heather, Michael Chanatry and wife, Erin, Ali Chanatry and companion, Blake, Daniel Halmi and companion, Callie, Andrew Halmi and companion, Amy, and Emily Halmi and companion, Kevin; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Halmi, Elena Halmi and Brayden Halmi. Esther also leaves a sister, Jeanne Kireta and companion, Dominic; cousin and good friend, Ruth Swanson Orr; and sister-in-law, Nora Carberry. Esther will also be missed by her extended family, Jean Gill, Jan Hecker and Peg Malena.
Esther loved and was very proud of her family. Her favorite expressions were, “We are such a lucky family,” and “I am such a lucky grandma.”
Esther graduated from Albion High School and Edinboro University. She taught at both Edinboro Elementary and General McLane Middle School. Following retirement she resided in her “little house in the woods” or Raccoon Ridge and Jacksonville, Fla. When not spending time with her family, Esther traveled the world including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.
Esther will be missed by all.
A celebration of the life of Esther will be held the weekend of Edinboro’s Homecoming at a time and location to be determined later.
Donations can be made to a charity of choice or the Curly Halmi Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Edinboro University Athletics, 455 Scotland Road, Edinboro Pa. 16444.