Esther Kondy

February 16, 1929 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 91)

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Esther Ann Kondy (Hornak), born February 16, 1929 at home in Detroit, MI. Died November 20, 2020 at home with family. Preceded in death by father, Sylvester Hornak (1898-1978); mother, Matilda Rose Hornak (Prvy) (1905–1998); husband, Robert James Kondy (1926-1990); daughter, Judith Jean Kondy (1970-2015); grandson, Peter Benjiman Kondy (1988-2017); brother, Karl Hornak (1927-1998); sister, Irene Rose Kitzman (1926-2010); sister, Emily Ruth Morgan (1930 – 2005); niece, Jennifer Ellen.

Survived by son, Jeffrey James Kondy (Connie); grandson, Klayton James Kondy (1984); great granddaughter, Kynzie Lynn Kondy (2011); son, Paul Robert Kondy; granddaughter, Jesica Ann Kondy (1985); nephews: David Robert, Michael Theadore, Patrick Kevin, William Frank and Robert Charles; nieces: Charmange Suzanne, Ericka Lynn, Laurene Cladia, Darlene Sue, Cinthia Ann, Mellisa Kelly, Katlyn Karen, Roberta Amy and Rebecca Christy.

Esther began working at fourteen years of age at Marresgess in Detroit. Her other jobs before marriage and family included Michigan Bell, Crouley’s Department Store and Michigan Mutual Insurance. Esther met Jim in Detroit and married in 1950. Jeff and Judy were born in Detroit. The family moved to Connecticut and Paul was born in Milford, Connecticut. We settled in Columbus, Ohio in 1961 and have been Buckeyes ever since. After the children were older Esther began working at the Upper Arlington Big Bear Store where she worked for 20 years. She loved the interactions with her “customer” just as she did with her family and friends. Esther and Jim were married for 40 beautiful years. She lived independently for the last 30 years with frequent visits by family, extended family and friends. A Celebration of Esther’s Life will be at the Kondy residence Saturday, November 28, 2020 in the afternoon. Call or text 317-710-6028 with any questions.

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