Barbara Ellowitz

Barbara Ellowitz

Barbara Christine Mitchell Ellowitz, age 74, made her journey home on On Saturday, December 5, 2020; she was born in Philadelphia Hospital on November 7, 1946, at 3:40 AM to Preston and Barbara Mitchell. Barbara grew up in Philadelphia and then moved to Lewes, Delaware, where she graduated from Lewes High School in 1964.

Barbara met her best friend and loving life partner, Henry Joseph Ellowitz, at Dairy Queen in Rehoboth Beach during his Coast Guard assignment. They married on November 13, 1964, in Lewes, where they settled for a short time, and then headed north to live and garden in the mid-Hudson Valley. She later attended Dutchess Community College while working as a nurse ?s aide and raising their children to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Barbara enjoyed camping with Henry in state parks and visiting Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island in their retirement to Clearwater, FL. Henry died suddenly on November 4, 2012, doing what he loved the most; riding his bicycle.

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Barbara was known for being a compassionate, kind, and loving presence in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room of Highland Hospital, and later Danbury Hospital. Her colleagues often confided in her and depended on her wisdom.

Barbara reserved her time for her sisterhood of close friends; Nancy Washo, JoAnn Parise, Sharon Lee, and Joan Neville. She remained close to her cousins, Christina Passwaters and Suzanne King. She also enjoyed quiet time with her dogs Suzi and Penny, sitting nearby while she did crossword puzzles, played Words With Friends, or crocheted blankets for beloved family and friends.

Barbara and Henry are survived by their daughters, Sara Coupart and husband Tom Coupart, Nancy Travis, and her husband, Bob Travis. Barbara and Henry are dearly missed by their grandchildren Kayleigh and Nicholas Muggeo, and Cameron Weeks. Barbara was very proud of Cameron for his patriotic service as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer and his recent marriage to his wife, Kayla Weeks.

Barbara holds a special place in many hearts, and her generosity knew no bounds. She was a special woman, and she will be genuinely missed.

Barbara requested there be no service held and for the arrangements of her ashes to be private. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations are made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or an animal rescue of your choice.

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