Estelle (Citronberg) Bachner

Gloversville – Estelle (Citronberg) Bachner of Gloversville, New York, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 101 years of age. She was born on September 16, 1921, in Manhattan to Charles J. and Fannie (Fromm) Citronberg and was a lifelong resident of Gloversville. Estelle graduated from Gloversville High School in 1939 and later attended New Paltz College.
Estelle was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Charles Holden (“Honei”), in 2009. They were married in 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, where Estelle worked for the Red Cross during World War II, and Honei served in the Navy. They returned to their beloved Gloversville to raise their family and remained there the rest of their lives. Together they cherished their Sunday drives, dinners at the Holiday Inn, socializing with their Baker Street neighbors, and trips worldwide to visit friends and family.
From an early age, Estelle was an avid reader serving as a room librarian at Estee Middle School and published a “Poem Called Horses” in the 1935 Estee Yearbook. A spirited debater, Estelle was an astute, self-motivated learner who was particularly interested in American history, politics, current events, and local news. She was fiercely competitive and always loved a good game of Scrabble or bridge. She volunteered at Gloversville Day Care Center, the Getman Home, and the Gloversville Public Library. Estelle also enjoyed her daily walks, golfing, and knitting but was truly happiest in the company of her friends and family.
In addition to her husband, Estelle was predeceased by her four sisters, Ethel Salm, Ruth Rubin, Lillian Citronberg, and Blanche Savitz. She is survived by her three daughters: Barbara Vingerhoet (Paul) of Gloversville, NY, Elizabeth Wimmer (Lawrence) of Swampscott, MA, and Carol Bachner of Gloversville, NY; by her grandchildren: Jennifer Martz (Raymond), Kaye Amurao, Deborah Thompson (Eric), Natasha Wimmer (Tarik Hussein), Rachel Shiryayeva (Yevgeniy), Leah Peterson (Jeremy), Noah Wimmer (Rachel Jenkins-Stevens), Lisa Hutchinson (Jayesh Madrecha) and Megan Hutchinson; her sixteen great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, at the First Congregational Church at 31 East Fulton Street, Gloversville.
We would like to extend our special thanks to the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home and those who lovingly cared for Estelle.
Online condolences may be sent to Memorial contributions may be sent, in lieu of flowers, to the Gloversville Public Library.

By LH Staff

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