Ester Lebovitz (nee Festinger), a Holocaust survivor, 96, born May 21, 1924, passed away June 12, 2020, peacefully at home.

Beloved wife of the late Herman. Loving mother of Arye (Rochelle Gottlieb) Lebowitz and Jacob (Elaine) Lebowitz. Loving daughter-in-law, Barbara Mae (deceased). Devoted grandmother of Becky (Jeffrey) Feld, Allison (Jonathan) Elkoubi and Beth (Steven Acker) Lebowitz. Great-grandmother of Brayden, Jared and Evan Feld, and Caleb, Adalyn and Judah Elkoubi.

Esther spoke seven languages and she translated for all of the people who didn’t speak English at the Lunch Plus program at the JCC on Mayfield and Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights, which she and her husband, Herman, started. 

Graveside services were held June 15 at the Zion Memorial Park. Family requests no visitation.  The service can be seen on YouTube by searching Ester Lebovitz. 

Friends who wish may contribute to the Jewish Family Service Association, Attn: Development Department, 29125 Chagrin Blvd. Pepper Pike, OH 44124, or the Hospice of the Western Reserve.