Obituary: Esther Behar Barrocas

Obituary: Esther Behar Barrocas

Esther Behar Barrocas passed away May 1, 2020.

Esther Behar Barrocas, 92, of Johns Creek, Ga., passed away May 1, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Salvador Barrocas.

Mrs. Barrocas was born Placetas, Cuba, and raised in Havana, then moved to Atlanta in 1954 after marrying the love of her life. She will be remembered for her grace, beauty, virture and warm heart. Her smile was radiant and will remain imprinted in the memories of all who knew her.

She enjoyed sewing and excelled in cooking, especially Cuban cuisine. She loved to spend time with her family, movies, time at the beach, travel and adventures.

Mrs. Barrocas is survived by daughters Luna (Paul) Cygielman and Estrella (Michael) Hessing; grandchildren Michelle (Greg) Gimpelevich, Leah (Randy) Parris, Jonathan Hessing and Scottie Hessing; great-granddaughters Rozalia and Sasha Gimpelevich; a large and loving family, and dear friends.

In addition, she leaves behind Jaqueline Flood, Shenika Echols, Norma Tijerena, Olga Munos and Lourdes Nelson, who provided dignified and compassionate care and soon became family to Mrs. Barrocas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, specifically for Scottish Rite Hospital TICU, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA. 30341, or Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Development Office, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA. 30322.

Services were held May 4 at Greenwood Cemetery. Attendance was limited to 10 family members. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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