Esther Balsamo

March 3, 1939 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 83)


On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Esther Ellen Balsamo passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Devoted wife of the late “Papa” Joe Balsamo; loving mother of Gary J. (Robin), Joe B. (Jane) and Harry A.; cherished grandmother of Adam (Denise), Jennifer (David), Danielle (Nate), Ethan and Max. Great grandma of Jennifer’s, Sloane and Isla; adored sister of Lois Brodsky (and the late Albert). Esther was born March 3, 1939, daughter of Commodore Harry A. Badt and Jennie Badt. She was a lifelong Washingtonian, though as a “Navy brat” often lived wherever her father was stationed. A career woman included 37 years at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington until age 81. She enjoyed playing golf, tennis, bridge and the OC beach scene with family and friends. A Gazebo service will be held on June 14th at 2PM, Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park in Clarksburg, MD, with internment to follow. Shiva will be held at the home of Gary and Robin Balsamo on 6/14 and 6/15, starting at 6pm with service at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI-Montgomery County ( or JSSA Hospice (

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Gazebo Service
June 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Garden of Remembrance Gazebo
14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

June 14, 2022

Garden of Remembrance (Clarksburg, MD)
14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg, MD 20882

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