Estelle J. Arndt passed away Jan. 8, 2020. Family was always most important to her; her life revolved around her children and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents, Abe and Sophie Thall; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Ben Smilack. After 70 years of marriage, survived by husband, Norman Arndt; sons, Edward K. (Sarah) Arndt, Randall S. (Jeff Baker) Arndt; grandchildren, Matthew (Ashlie) Arndt, Andrew (Lindsay) Arndt, Jonathan Arndt, Alyssa Arndt; great-grandchildren, Shaina Arndt, Izzie Arndt and Benji Arndt; nephew, Mark (Suzanne) Smilack; nieces, Marcia Smilack and Nancy Ciralsky and their respective families.

Born in Columbus on Feb. 6, 1928, she lived her entire life on the east side of Columbus with lifetime friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St. in Columbus. Interment will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed following interment until sundown Jan. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the home of Sarah and Ed Arndt.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Cottage at Wexner Heritage Village (, or a charity of donor’s choice. Online guest book at