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Esther L. Palassis
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  • Grace United Methodist Church
    1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29407
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  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity Capital Fund Raising Project
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
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“Sending our prayers and condolences to our wonderful family. We are thinking of you all and love you so much. xoRhonda, Steven & Nick ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rhonda Vernet - LOS ANGELES, CA

“Palassis Family,I wanted to tell you all how much John cared forhis Aunt Esther. He has such wonderful memoriesgrowing up in the big house in...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Penny Kerhoulas - Mooresville, NC

“Dear Toni and family,I was sad to hear of your mother's passing. My heart goes out to each of you in the loss of someone so special to all of you....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Elaine Schupp - Isle of Palms, SC

“Jennifer, Cory and Lucas,Sorry for the loss of your grandmother, Yia Yia, ....she was a very special lady. I will miss seeing her when I come down...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Huffman - Waynesboro, VA

“Toni and Barbara,I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special woman and I will miss her greatly. She always made us feel so special when...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Huffman - Waynesboro, VA

“I knew Esther from working with her many years ago at the Navy Exchange. I was young and she taught me many things when I worked in the camera...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Our family has know Mrs.Palassis for over 40 years.We met through her daughter-in-law,Ann,and son,Ernie.She was always so gracious and made you...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lynne Mastantuno - Camden, SC

Esther L. Palassis, 94, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Steve Palassis entered into eternal rest Friday, July 27, 2018. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 2, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 in Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Esther was born July 24, 1924 in Wolf Township, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Lester Monroe Poust and Anna Boyer Poust. She was a WW II veteran, serving as a member of the United States Coast Guard Women's Reserves (SPARS), and was a retired camera department manager with the Navy Exchange. She attended Grace United Methodist Church. Esther's love was her family and she enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, and shopping.

She is survived by her son, Ernest Steven Palassis (Anna) of Cottageville, SC; two daughters, Barbara E. Palassis of Charleston, SC and Toni P. Graham of Goose Creek, SC; grandson, Steven Palassis of Nashville, TN; two granddaughters, Jessica Malandra of Nashville, TN and Jennifer Rodgers (Cory) of Spartanburg, SC; sister, Eleanor Blackwell, two brothers, Lester Poust (Diane Stackhouse), Alan Poust (Leona) all of Pennsylvania, and great-grandson, Lucas Rodgers of Spartanburg, SC. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Poust, and a sister, Lucille Appleman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC, 29407 or the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity Capital Fund Raising Project, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC, 29403, or to the charity of one's choice.

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