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Ellen Lazarus

Age 87, passed away April 23, 2017 from Alzheimer's Disease.

She and her husband, Myron, who passed away in 2000, were longtime North Star residents. Professionally, Ellen developed computer programs for Delaware's social service agencies, and was given a special award for her exemplary service by Governor Mike Castle. She was a lifelong painter, who studied under Edward Loper. An avid reader, Ellen was known by many of the staff at the Hockessin Library. She was a faithful member of the Newark Hadassah book group and enjoyed the monthly meetings of the Newark Chavurah for many years. Ellen is remembered for hosting many lovely parties at her home. Her family will always remember the Seders she prepared. She also devoted many hours volunteering for Democratic causes and candidates, as well as the League of Women Voters.

She is survived by her son, David Lazarus (Karin); three grandchildren, Dara, Jodi, and Rebecca Lazarus.

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Jewish Community Cemetery, 401 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hockessin Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707; Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711; or Planned Parenthood (


Published in The News Journal on Apr. 25, 2017
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