Ellen Skolnick

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Ellen (Susan) Bromberg Skolnick

Ellen (Susan) Bromberg Skolnick passed away on October 14, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1954 in Albuquerque, NM to Marilyn and the late Sheldon Bromberg.

She attended Jefferson Junior High, Highland High School, and obtained a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Denver. After graduating from college, Susan moved to Houston, TX and then New York City where she worked as a buyer for children's wear at the May Company. She then went on to open a gourmet shop called Good Enough To Eat on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Susan married Robert Skolnick in 1980, gave birth to their daughter, Rebecca, in 1985, and established her life in New York City.

Susan was a strong, funny, generous, compassionate woman who despite living for over 30 years with diffuse scleroderma, made the most out of life. Her disease never defined her. Susan traveled all over the world, volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital and the National Kidney Foundation, counseled numerous patients on how to live with illness, and taught doctors how to treat patients as human beings. She served as an inspiration for her many friends and family.

Susan is survived by her husband, Robert Skolnick; daughter, Dr. Rebecca Skolnick; mother, Marilyn Bromberg; and siblings Steven, David, Chyah, and Ann Bromberg.

She was buried in New York on October 16, 2017. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) at Mount Sinai Hospital. Checks can be made payable to RMTI â€" please note that the donation is "In Memory of Ellen (Susan) Skolnick" and send checks to: Carolyn Forman, Administrative Director, RMTI, Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave Levy Place Box 1104, New York, NY 10029. To make a donation online, go to: https://philanthropy.mountsinai.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=499 In the designation, please select "Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute"; in the tribute section, select "in memory of" and type in "Ellen (Susan) Skolnick."

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 22, 2017