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AZZONI--Janet Elderkin, 91, passed away in her sleep on November 9, 2020 at her home in Englewood, Florida. She was born in Philadelphia and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. She graduated from Miss Fine's School and Vassar College and subsequently earned her MD at Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Valedictorian. She served as a physician in Surinam and in the Suffolk County School System. She was a keen investor and worked in real estate sales in Long Island. She and her husband raised three children in Huntington, New York before retiring to Englewood, Florida in 1994-5. Janet enjoyed fishing and boating on the Maine Coast, Opera, protecting turtles for the Coastal Wildlife Club, needlepoint and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents Kate and George Elderkin, her brothers Pat and John Elderkin, her husband Alfred. She is survived by her three children: Margaret and her husband Patrick, Michael and his wife Hilary, Kip and her husband Mark, her seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. No service is planned at this time due to the pandemic. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Wildlife Club, 6365 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 22, 2020.
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December 16, 2020
As P&S classmates we shared a running joke that she had originated: I called her “Maw” & she called me “Paw.” I don’t remember why, but suspect it derived from the series of the silly Maw and Paw Kettle movies of 1949-59. It is to be emphasized that beneath Janet’s grace and refinement, a deep streak of silliness was always close to bursting out, which added to the delight of knowing her.
Saran Jonas
November 30, 2020
RIP Janet. I remember you fondly and the times we had at Daniel Gale. May God bless you. Sending my prayers and love. Lee Cunningham
Lee Cunningham
November 22, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
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