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Estelle Klubock

Estelle Klubock

Estelle Klubock passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 30, 2020, in Denver, two weeks after celebrating her 99th birthday. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the private graveside service Nov. 2 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

“Estelle had an incredible gift for making friends,” the family said. “She could go into a room knowing only half the people. By the end of the evening she knew the other half. There always seemed to be a party wherever Estelle was.”

Mrs. Klubock grew up in a small resort town in upstate New York. Her mother, an escapee from czarist Russia, and her father, an architect, ran the Ansonia Lodge and Lakeshore Hotel on Mohegan Lake.

She married Herbert Klubock and the couple moved to Yonkers, where her children grew up. Mrs. Klubock later received a teaching degree from City College and did graduate work at the University of Vermont and the University of Madrid.

A master teacher for student teachers at Hunter College as well as an adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, she eventually taught English as a second language at a parochial school.

The Klubocks moved to Denver in 1988 to be near their grandchildren.

In Denver, her involvements and awards included Hadassah, Woman of Valor; MS Auxiliary, the Angel Award; and Yeshiva Toras Chaim, the Rose Award.

Mrs. Klubock joined the Fantapstics at National Jewish Hospital “and tapped her way to new glory,” the family said.

She was the corresponding secretary for the BMH-BJ Women’s League and loved sending out handwritten notes to congregants.

Mr. Klubock predeceased his wife.

Estelle Klubock is survived by her children Ann Jill “Angel” (Dr. David) Drucker of Denver and Steven (Susan) Klubock of NY; grandchildren Sara (Jason) Cooper, Abraham (Shabnam Malek) Drucker, Natalie (Adam) Boscoe, Eric Drucker, Emily (Jason) Eisenbaum and Lisa (Noah) Needleman; and great-grandchildren Helen, Maeve and Garrett Cooper, Ari, Darya and Herbert Malek-Drucker, Stella and Leo Boscoe, Jordan Eisenbaum, Riley and Dylan Needleman.

Contributions may be made to BMH-BJ, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224.

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