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Obituary - ELLY G. SOSKI

 


Elly G. Soski, age 86, of Lake Mary, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at her home in Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary. She was born on March 21, 1932, in Lvov, Poland to the late Benzion and Gitla Grunberg.

Elly’s family was arrested by the Russians during World War II and she, her mother and her sister, Rifka, who died during the Shoah, were deported to Liberia. Her father died in a Russian prison and her brother, Bernard, served in the Russian Army.

Following the War, Elly, her mother and brother, were sent to a DP camp in Germany. There, she worked smuggling people to Israel. It was there, too, that the decision was made to immigrate to the United States. In New York, she met the love of her life, Manny Soski, to whom she was married for 51 years. In 1972, Elly and the family relocated to the Orlando area from Long Island, N.Y. They joined Congregation Beth Am and were active members for many years.

Mrs. Soski was predeceased by her husband, Manny, who passed away in 2004; her brother, Bernard; and her granddaughter, Debbie Dixon. She is survived by her daughters, Heddy (Michael) Bernstein of Altamonte Springs, Ruth (Richard) Rubin of Longwood and Marilyn (Donald) Becker of Israel. She was also the proud grandmother of Felicia (Isaac) Greenberg, Marc (Ashley) Bernstein, Amy (Danny) Vaknin, Danny Rubin, Scott Dixon and Bernie (Ayelet) Becker and the adoring great-grandmother of Noah and Asher Greenberg, Avery and Addison Bernstein, Skylar, Avi, Ari and Ava Vaknin, Camryn, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Riley and Ella Dixon and Rena and Menachem Becker.

A graveside service was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery (Beth Am Section) with Rabbi Rick Sherwin officiating. In memory of Elly G. Soski, the family requests contributions to Jewish Family Services, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park 32789.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.

 

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