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Esther Mae (Hollar) Brandt

April 23, 1952 — May 7, 2020


Esther Mae (Hollar) Brandt

Awesome Woman -

Esther Mae (Hollar) Brandt, age 68, of Carlisle, was welcomed into heaven by her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  Esther was born on Wednesday, April 23, 1952, in Carlisle to the late Robert Beam Hollar and Helen Esther (Wilson) Hollar.  In addition to her parents, Esther is preceded in death by her siblings:  Olive Horner, Edna Nace, Roberta Weiser, Dorothy Foster and Richard Hollar.

Esther’s survivors include her son, Jason Brandt and significant other Kim Morgan of Carlisle; her three sisters: Judith Hair, Ruth Hollar, Maxine Hollar; and her beloved cocker spaniel, Sadie.

Esther graduated from Carlisle High School as part of the class of 1970, and joined the U.S. Air Force that summer.  She retired as an operator from Sprint Telephone.  Esther was a sun worshiper who prized spending time on the beach.  She enjoyed outings at arts and crafts festivals and loved to dine at the Hamilton Restaurant.  Esther’s kind-hearted spirit shone through in the way she cared for plants with her green thumb, her love of animals and the many pets she nurtured, and especially as a loving mother who was always there to help her son.  Her family will miss the awesome woman Esther was.

Esther’s immediate services will be private while family and friends are encouraged to remain safely at home.  Services with public gathering will be announced once scheduled.  Cremation will be private.

Esther’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Esther’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting

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