Estelle Saltzman

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Waters Chapel

Cemetery: Wellwood Cemetery

Notes: Our family matriarch has earned her wings. Growing up in Brooklyn afforded her a wild vocabulary as many witnessed. Low and behold she married a truck driver. They moved to the Island and raised 3 children. Jerry, Joy, and Mindy. Mom worked hard her entire life. She helped run her husband’s trucking company (she was the woman behind the man) yet always had time for family, mahjong, canaster, bingo, poker, and craps. She defied all odds and enjoyed 92 years of ups and downs – Including the drivers license facilitator jumping out of the car, told her she passed, avoiding another encounter. She helped lead a Cub Scout, Girl Scout, and 4 H group enriching many children’s lives. Estelle leaves behind a son Jerry Saltzman, daughter Joy Saltzman-Murphy (Jim Murphy), 3 grandchildren Lenny Murphy, Erika Saltzman, and James Murphy Jr., one greatgrand child Macyn Iritano; sister-in-law Fern Nuccio and children; Niece Sheila Brayman Borgese, nephews Robert Brayman and wife Lisa , Howie Brayman and wife Glenda ,Zve Brayman and wife Shosh, along with many great nieces and nephews. Additionally many dedicated friends. She was preceded in death by her mom Bella Brayman dad Max Brayman 2 brothers Seymour and Jack Brayman, sister Lena Edelstein. Her devoted husband Leonard Saltzman and precious daughter Mindy Olynyk.

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Barry Gerlack
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. She was a character. Her passing marks the end of an era for our families…
My thoughts are with you, Very sad and emotional.

Ellen Schantz
3 years ago

My childhood second mom… my mothers matron of honor . Always a smile on her face . We are lucky to have had you as part of our lives 💜

3 years ago

I miss you mom. I’m having a terrible time not being able to talk to you and laugh about everything. I believe I’ve gotten signs from you. Please keep them coming. Please hold my hand like you promised. Tell everyone especially dad and Mindy how much they’ve been missed. I can’t think of you without crying. If you could only come back for one more day. I need you. I know you can see me now. You can see I’m fine. You always worried that I wasn’t telling you if I was ill. But how could anyone keep anything from you. My detective mommy. You are the best and will always be in my heart. Until we meet again. Please stay close as I reach out to you everyday. I love you mom. I miss you beyond belief.