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In Memory Of Our Poets

Esther Linda Halfon (1947-2016) - Class Of 1965

Esther Halfon, age 69, of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Esther was born on May 17, 1947, to the late Jack and Rachel Capouya Halfon.

Following high school, she graduated from Troy State University and began a life-long career in contracts administration with Stromberg-Carlson, relocating with them to the Orlando area in the 1980s.

Esther is survived by her brother, Melvyn (Judy) Halfon of Evans, Ga.; and sister, Bernice Halfon, of Palm Harbor, Florida.

A graveside funeral service was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.

Notification Provided By Betty Woodson (Class of 1965)

Deceased Poet: Esther L. Halfon.
Date Of Birth: May 7, 1947
Date Deceased: September15,2016
Age at Death: 69
Cause of Death: Kidney failure
Poet City: Lake Mary
Poet State: FL
Poet Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Sister, Bernice Halfon, and brother, Melvyn Halfon.

Esther and I have been close friends since meeting at Floyd Jr. High. We graduated from Lanier in 1965. We attended Troy University. Esther left Troy and moved to Atlanta to continue her education in business. She worked many years in Atlanta then moved to Lake Mary, Florida.

A few years ago, she had kidney failure and had been on dialysis. She was on the list awaiting a transplant. She had several surgeries that left her very weak. As a result, she had a fall that took her life.

She was so special to me and my family. We talked by phone and saw each other at least once a year. She was my bridesmaid and was Aunt Esther to my two daughters.

We miss her more than words can express.