In Memory of




Obituary for Celesta B. Gartell

Celesta Gartell, of Mount Laurel, NJ, formerly Endwell, NY passed away peacefully on August 8th, 2022, at the age of 72.

Born and raised in Endicott, New York, Celesta was a graduate of Union Endicott High School and SUNY Oswego. Post graduation, she went on to be a dedicated and loving school teacher for over 30 years.

Celesta loved to cook, garden, play tennis & pickleball and read, however her greatest love was spending time with her family and grandson. She was a dear friend and an inspiration to all through her resiliency, and her genuine and courageous nature.

Celesta will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. She is predeceased by her parents John and Isabelle Baggott. She survived by her loving daughter Erin and her husband Ross Leiman; grandson Jordan; and former husband and friend Edward Gartell.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 3pm-5pm at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel NJ, 08054. Additionally, a visitation will also be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 9am-11am at The Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main Street Endicott, New York 13760. Interment private at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Celesta's memory to The Broome County Dog Shelter:
110 Cutler Pond Road
Binghamton, NY 13905