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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Esther L. Sklarewitz
December 9, 1925 - August 4, 2020
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Service Date: Sunday August 9th, 2020
Service Time: 2:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
Esther (Bohn) Sklarewitz passed away peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday Aug. 4. Born Dec. 9, 1925 in Hopkinsville, she grew up there along with her father, Sam Bohn, her mother, Mary, as well as brothers Mose, HD and Jerry.
After graduating from Hopkinsville High and attending Bethel College, she transferred to Indiana University. There she met Norman Sklarewitz and fell in love. They were married in Hopkinsville on July 18, 1948. They first settled in Chicago but would soon begin a life of international travel and adventure when Norman pursued journalism jobs overseas in Tokyo, Japan.
The couple remained in the Far East for 10 years, and Esther would often accompany her husband as he traveled throughout Asia, including assignments in Vietnam. They returned to the U.S. in 1966 eventually settling in Los Angeles.
Known for her great smile and her caring way, she would pursue a number of careers as she loved exploring various interests. She worked for H & R Block, Weight Watchers and greatly enjoyed her volunteer work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While not always physically near them, her family was very important to her, and she stayed connected with them loving when she could spend time with them.
Esther was Norm’s beloved wife for 72 years. In addition to Norm, she is survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews who all admired her as well as the loving relationship and amazing bond they had.
Donations in her memory can be made to one’s favorite charity.