Esther F. Schnitzer


Schnitzer, Esther F., 97, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernst Schnitzer. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Meyer and Anna (Barkin) Flaxman, she had lived in Warwick for 62 years, previously living in Providence. She was a secretary for the Providence School Department at Sackett Street School and the former Lexington Avenue School. Esther was a member of Temple Sinai. Devoted mother of Henriette Roy and her husband, Richard, of Warwick.  Dear sister of the late Max H. Flaxman and Celia Gallup. Cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews. Faithful companion to her dog, Shayna.  Graveside services will be held FRIDAY at 11:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.  Shiva will be private.


  1. BO
    Oct 10, 2018

    My sincere condolences for your loss. May the memories you shared with Esther bring joy to your hearts. The living “God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves” (Psalm 34:18)

  2. Alisa Pease
    Oct 10, 2018

    There are no words to describe how much I loved you and how much I am going to miss you. You were such a beautiful person inside and out and the world will be emptier without you. Dearest Esther may you find peace and happiness in Heaven. I love you.

  3. Janet Chaiken
    Oct 11, 2018

    Unfortunately, I can not attend the service.
    My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Debbie & Charlie Savasta
    Oct 12, 2018

    Thinking of you at this sad time
    With our sincere sympathy
    Charlie and Debbie

  5. Karen Kirshenbaum
    Oct 12, 2018

    Jason and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. If you’d like to re-connect, I’ll send you a friend request on Facebook. Your childhood friend, Karen Kirshenbaum

    • Henriette Roy
      Nov 9, 2018

      Dear Karen: Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I was so pleased to hear from you. I am not on Facebook. I tried to contact you via email but I don’t know if you got it. My email address is I hope to hear from you!
      Love, Henriette

  6. Robert Gallup
    Oct 12, 2018

    I have sweet memories of my dear Aunt Esther. When I was a child, she always tried to be kind to me…. even though I was often a very unhappy child…. and could not return her sweetness with sweetness. I did have a nice phone conversation with her this summer. She aways called me “Robbie.” She encouraged her daughter Henriette to contact her “cousins in California”, and so she and I have been in touch almost every day for more than a year. A very big blessing in my life. So, my Aunt Esther leaves me with a piece of her.

  7. Debbie & Charlie Savasta
    Oct 12, 2018

    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    With sincere sympathy
    Charlie and Debbie Savasta

  8. Mindy Spitz
    Oct 12, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Esther will be missed. May her memory be a blessing to you.

  9. Marcy Schroder
    Oct 12, 2018

    We will all miss our Dear Auntie Esther, and treasure our special time with you, & keep you in our hearts always. We are thankful for the happy, beautiful life you had. Henriette and Rick, you were the best daughter and son-in-law anyone could ask for. Keep on taking great care of each other, and enjoy sweet Shayna. We all wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. One day at a time… Love, Marcy & family

  10. Leonard Green
    Oct 12, 2018

    My deepest sympathies to families and friends. Although I knew Esther a relatively short time, I always enjoyed my visits and our conversations . Esther and her wonderful companion Shayna, were always welcoming.

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