Esther Pantzer

January 18, 1918June 10, 2018

Pantzer, Esther, 101, of Largo, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 10th in the comfort of her home. She will be missed and remembered by the entire community. Esther was born in Poland to Lazar and Mya Kramer. She came to the United States in 1937 and lived in Detroit and Oak Park, Michigan for many years. Later in life she met and married the love of her life: George Pantzer.

Esther is known as “Grandma Esther” and a true friend to all. She was fierce and sharp until the very end. She loved to gamble. She remains the reigning champion of the card game, “spite and malice”. Esther adored the holidays and any opportunity to be with her family. She loved people and worked at a family owned shop, Janee the Paper Place, for over 25 years. Her close knit group of friends will continue to laugh at the thought of the jokes she would often make. Esther was a long time member of Temple B’nai Israel.

Esther is predeceased in death by her husband of 25 years, George. She will be remembered and loved by her children, Gary Kolb (Joyce), Renee Raimi (Manny), and Laurie Nosanchuk, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and her cousins in the Rose family.

A funeral will be held in Esther’s honor at 1pm on Thursday, June 14th at Temple B’nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764, with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 12905 Wild Acres Rd, Largo, FL 33773. Please visit to leave condolences for the family and share a happy memory.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 14, 2018

Esther Pantzer

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Kimberly Bowden

June 21, 2018

Esther was one of the most beautiful souls on this earth. The cutest spunkiest lady I have ever known. I'm in shock and so sorry for her beautiful family. I can remember taking her Chocolate Raspberry candies she loved so much. She will be missed so much by myself, my daughter Amber and Granddaughter Tiana. There really are no words to express our sorrow for this beautiful woman. Rest in Peace Esther you are loved and will be missed so much. Our hearts go out to Gary, Renee & Laurie and the rest of her loving family. Love you Kim, Amber & Tiana

Claire Yogman

June 14, 2018

Dear Renee and Laurie and family,

All of us were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Even though we did not have the pleasure of meeting her personally, she must have been a wonderful person because we have only the best of memories of both her daughters.
Kandice still has fond memories of Laurie being her camp counselor at Camp Kutz.
May you be comforted by the memories you all shared.

Claire, Ron and Kandice Yogman

Karen Lazar

June 13, 2018

So glad we got to see Esther when we were in Florida in February. She lived a long beautiful life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to the entire family. Karen and Bruce

Cissy Blasi

June 13, 2018

Bubbie was very special to me...From the moment I met her 27 years ago. She praised me for being a good mother to her great-grandson on more than one occasion and told me that she just knew that he would turn out to be a good boy because I was his mom. That meant the world to me as a young mother. When I met my second husband, she welcomed him into her home and family and even came to our wedding! She treated my other two children as if they were her grandchildren also and always referred to herself as "Grandma" to them.
I have learned a lot from her over the years, but the most important lesson that I have learned is that family is family even if you don't share the same blood. I loved her and will miss her tremendously as will the rest of my family.