SORKIN--Ellen, 85, died April 14, 2014 in New York City. Beloved wife of the late Saul for 51 years. Mother of David, Richard (Susie), and John (Jessica). Grandmother of Leah, Daniel, Abby, Sam, Emma and Lilly. Sister of the late Frances Friedman. A brilliant, engaged, and loving woman. Ellen was a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University School of Social Work and served for many years as a psychiatric social worker for the Veterans Administration prior to the birth of her children. She shaped our lives and we will remember her with love always. Service Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 am at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Ave. at 65th Street in New York City. Memorial donations may be sent in Ellen's memory to the Philanthropic Fund of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, 1 East 65th St. NYC, NY 10065 or NYU Alz- heimer's Disease Center, 145 East 32nd St., NYC, NY 10016.

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 16, 2014