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Esther Smith Markowitz

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Date of Death: 2/10/2003 Yahrzeit Date: 9 Adar I
Esther S Markowitz - Pittsfield, Mass. and Bangor- Esther S Markowitz, 78, died Monday evening, Feb. 10,2003, at home following a long illness. She was born in Bangor, Nov. 4, 1924, the daughter of the Nathan and Fannie Kammer Smith. She was educated in Bangor schools and was 1942 National Honor Society graduate of Bangor High School. She then attended the Bangor Maine School of Commerce and graduated 1943 Tau Epsilon, and also graduated from former North Adams State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1974. Mrs. Markowitz was employed on Dow Air Force base in Bangor an then at Fort Totten in Long Island and also Harvey Bryant Shipping Brokers in Manhattan as an executive secretary. She moved to Pittsfield, Mass in 1955 with her family and was employed as a business teacher at Pittsfield High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988. She also taught several business classes at Berkshire Community College. While teaching at Pittsfield High School she formed the business club, Future Business Leaders of America for students and helped institute many scholarship committees at Pittsfield High and at Girls Inc. Following her retirement she taught at The Mildred Effy School of Business part time. She was president of Jewish Women?s International ( B? Nai B?rith Women), and was an officer and active in may capacities at Knesset Israel Synagogue. She and her husband, Robert Markowitz were married Sept.12, 1948 in Young Israel of Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Markowitz enjoyed pencil art, writing, reading and molding the young lives of the students that passed through her classroom. In addition to her husband of Pittsfield, Mass. she is survived by 2 sons, Neal S Markowitz or Warwick, NY. and Frank L. Markowitz of Cherry Hill, N.J; one daughter, Nancy Schwartz of Alpharetta, GA; one sister, Rose Rottman of Kingston, PA; and four loving grandchildren, Micheal and Daniel Schwartz and Steven and AlyssaMarkowitz; her son-in-law, William Schwartz; her daughter in law, Goldie Markowitz, and many neices and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty Lederman.