Born September 20, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania daughter of the late Morris and Stella (Farber) Glass passed away at her home on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the age of 92. Esther showed unconditional love and generosity for everyone she met and will be fondly remembered.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, George M. Kessler; son, Frank Kessler; daughter, Marsha (Frank) Pattinson; grandchildren, Gabriel (Erika), Dylan, Aaron (Carla), Noah, and Jessie (Lauren); great-grandchildren, Jonah and Gwen; brother, Ben Glass; sister-in-law, Edi Silverman along with her loving nieces and nephews and other extended family members. Esther was preceded in death by her brother, Alfred Glass.
Esther was a graduate of the Philadelphia Normal School, was co-founder of Kehillat Israel in Lansing, served as former President of the Bnai Brith Women, was active in Hillel for many years and had served as both Principal and Teacher at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in East Lansing.
Funeral Services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. with Rabbi Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to Kehillat Israel, 2014 Forest Rd., Lansing, Michigan 48910.