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AGE: 77 • Voorhees
(nee Procacci) passed away on August 11, 2014. Beloved wife of Dr. Constantinos A. Pavlides. Devoted mother of Dr. Andreas (Shereen) and Dr. Nikos (Patricia). Loving grandmother of Constantinos, Isabella, Despina and Zoe. Dear sister of Michael Procacci, Lydia Marinacci and Anne Smith. Also survived by niece Carol Wolfle (Greg), nephew Joseph Procacci (Cindy) and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born and raised in Camden, NJ by Rosa and Guiseppe Procacci, Esther attended Camden High school then Bob Jones University in Greeneville, SC. At Bob Jones, she was active in many clubs and organizations and elected National outstanding students of America. After earning both bachelors and masters degrees from Bob Jones university, she then went to both Temple University and Glassboro college and earned 2 more degrees. In 1959 Esther began a 25 year teaching career with Deptford Township Schools. Through the school district she was accepted to do a teacher exchange in Yorksire, England which helped lead to a Fulbright Grant to teach at Pierce College in Athens, Greece where one holiday she fulfilled a life long dream to travel to Jerusalem for Christmas and ended up meeting her husband Constantinos Pavlides on a car ferry back to Greece. Constantinos and Esther were married in December of 1967 in Athens and soon made a home in the US and welcomed her sons.
Esther spent her life devoted to family, friends, charitable causes and most importantly The Lord. The last 7 1/2 years of her life she battled pancreatic cancer and had a smile on her face until the very end.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Saturday from 10AM at the Hope United Methodist Church, 700 Cooper Road in Voorhees, NJ, where a Funeral Service will be held at 12PM. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson. Memorial contributions can be made in Esther's name to Gateway for Cancer Research (Cancer center of America) 1336 Basswood Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Info, condolences and guestbook at www.carusocare.com
Arrangements under the direction of Falco/Caruso & Leonard Funeral Homes.
Falco, Caruso, and Leonard Funeral Home
3425 River Road Camden, NJ 08105
Published in Courier-Post from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2014