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Jody Ellentuck

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Jody Ellentuck, age 55 of Danbury, wife of the late Gary Ellentuck, died at her home of natural causes on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Jody was born and raised in New York City on December 29, 1954, the daughter of famous Big Band Singer, Fran Warren (Witt) of Danbury and the late Harry Steinman. She inherited her mother's love for music and attended the Boston Conservatory of Music. Jody worked in the travel industry and for many years was associated as a successful corporate travel account executive with Rich Worldwide Travel of Westchester County, N.Y. An area resident off and on again for the past 25 years, Jody retuned in 2007 to make Connecticut her home again after living in Florida. She was a prideful member of the Brookfield Woman's Club. Jody is survived in addition to her mother of Danbury, by a sister, Athena (Tina) Witt-Grunfeld and her husband, Larry Grunfeld of Brookfield. She also leaves behind her cat, Cassie-Cat. In addition, she is survived by two stepchildren, Todd Ellentuck and his wife, Rachel and their two daughters, and Scott Ellentuck and his wife, Terri and their daughter, and son, all of New Jersey. Jody had a warm, gentle and generous heart and was loved by many, and she will be greatly missed. Private services were held at the direction of the family. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury was in charge of arrangements.


Published in News Times on Dec. 24, 2010
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