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January 12, 2018

Elaine Markowitz, age 75, of Bartow, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1942, to the late John and Diane Gabler Rappaport. Elaine was a high school graduate and attended college. She spent many years working as a clinical assistant in an ophthalmology lab. Elaine was the widow of the late Arthur Markowitz, who passed away in July 2015. Following their move to Orlando from New Jersey in 1997, Elaine worked as the administrative assistant at Congregation of Reform Judaism. She is survived by her sons, Marc (Diane) Ashe of Port St Lucie, Fla., and Jeffrey (Rachel) Ashe of Marlton, N.J.; and her step-sons, Jeffrey Markowitz of Marlton, N.J., and Ronald Markowitz of Maple Shade, N.J.; and her daughter, Randi (Michael) Bonner of Bartow. She was the proud grandmother of Heather, Jimmy, Quinn, Jaime, Melanie, Brandy, Brittany, Lauren and Brett. She is also survived by her brother, Bruce (Judi) Rappaport of Meadowbrook, Pa., and sister, June Posner of Cherry Hill, N.J. She was predeceased by her sister Sandra Zaslow.

A funeral service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

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


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