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Naava Boldes (Ellis)

Naava B. Ellis, 66, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away early Tuesday morning March 22, 2016, at her home in Bethesda, MD, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born July 4, 1949, in Israel, she was the daughter of Heinz Boldes and Esther (Adler) Boldes of Harrisburg. She was the wife of 42 years to the late Kenneth B. Ellis.

Naava obtained Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Education from Penn State University. Naava taught for many years in the Central Dauphin School District. She loved spending time with her family and her many close friends.

In addition to her mother, Naava is survived by two daughters, Dina Ellis Rochkind and her husband Stephen, Audrey Ellis and her husband Adam Chud, all of Bethesda, MD, her fianc e Martin Berlanstein, one brother, Eitan Boldes and his wife Rachel of Marlton, NJ, niece Rebecca Boldes, and six grandchildren, Reuben, Camryn, Darci, and Ivy Rochkind and Molly and Jeremy Chud, all of Bethesda.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Beth El Chapel, Beth El Cemetery, Harrisburg. Rabbi Eric Cytryn will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Beth El Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Beth El Temple, 2637 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, P.O. Box 17029, Baltimore, MD 21297-1029.

The Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share online condolences please visit or on facebook.

Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - Thursday, March 24, 2016

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03/25/16 12:45 PM #1    

Hinda Grasgreen (Blatt)

So sorry to hear of her loss. She is remembered  as a caring and loving person and friend and  will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Hinda(Grasgreen) Blatt in AZ.

03/26/16 09:00 AM #2    

Elayne Lemanow

I'm saddened to hear that Naava has passed. She was a good friend of mine in high school  She had such a sweet demeanor and fabulous, quiet sense of humor.  Always enjoyed her company.  May she be at peace.

03/31/16 05:56 PM #3    

Adrienne Marshall (Binder)

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Naava Boldes Ellis Family. A very lovely person.

Rest in Peace!

Adrienne Marshall Binder


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