Obituary of Esther D. Kombol
Esther D. Kombol, 83, Norristown
Esther Kombol, 83, passed away Tuesday October 11, 2022 in the Paoli Hospital.
She was born June 11, 1939 to the late Duncan Curry (Don) and Anna Laura (Montgomery) Finkbiner. The last living child and youngest of three, predeceased by her brother Robert Lee (Judy) Finkbiner and Lorna Eileen (Harvey) Steltz.
Esther was a graduate of Phoenixville Area High School, class of 1957. She left this world a few weeks before she could attend her reunion, where she was going to wear her letterman sweater for “cheerleading”.
After high school, Esther attended Philadelphia Modeling and Charm School, Pierce Business School, Maxwell Institute of Technology and finally West Chester University. She had many jobs during her lifetime but caregiving was her career. She worked at Penhurst Center, Emeryville Center and Norristown State Hospital. Once she retired in 1999 she moved back to Phoenixville to care for her mother Laura until her passing in 2009.
Determined and strong willed are words that best describe Esther. She enjoyed travelling but what she loved most was her home away from home, Sonestown Pa, the mountains of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in the Royal Scarlet Flock of Phoenixville as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sonestown American Legion and Traverse City, MI American Legion where she had many dear friends.
Esther was preceded by her eldest son R. Dru Seldomridge and was survived by sons: Brian F. (Bonnie Bauer Shields) and Jay F. (Cindy DeLucia) Seldomridge as well as her granddaughters: Ashley Sterwerf (Jared); Caitlyn Henning (Michael Sr) and Olivia Seldomridge as well as five great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday October 17 in Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, 135 Bridge Street, Spring City, with Rev. Paul Thornhill officiating.
Visitation with family will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday, October 17 prior to the service at Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home.
Burial will be immediately following in the Limerick Garden of Memories.
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Online condolences can be made at www.sgsfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, Inc Spring City, PA.