Anna Elinoff
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It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of our dearly beloved Anna Elinoff. Anna passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at age 44 after battling complications from Covid-19. A native of Jacksonville, Anna went to Mandarin High School and the Zookeeping Program at Santa Fe Community College, followed by receiving her BS at SUNY Oswego. Anna later attended St. Kitts Veterinary School.
Anna was the joy of our life as a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a kind and generous heart, delighted in volunteering with senior citizens and had a life-long passion for rescuing and caring for animals of all kinds, especially birds. She loved being able to help birds every day in her role as a veterinary assistant at Exotic Bird Hospital. Combining her love for travel and animals, Anna interned in South Africa Kruger National Park. Horseback riding, scuba diving, karate and movies were among her favorite activities, along with spending time with her family, including her many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is survived by her parents Dr. Ronald and Susan Elinoff, her sisters Michelle (Chris) Maingot and Jill Elinoff, her brother Craig Elinoff, nieces Amelia and Miranda, nephew Jonathan, and companion Hector Ortiz.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2pm on February 23 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lake City, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anna's name to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025, 386-752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at
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Published in Florida Times-Union from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
Anna always comforted me in the care share gave my birds at Exotic Bird Hospital. Her beautiful soul radiated as she did her job while also being gentle with me, if it was a difficult visit. She was there for us. I always looked forward to seeing her. She had an incredible smile, contagious laugh and amazing love for Ricky and Oliver (my conures). Rest In Peace and god bless your family!
Randie Zimmerman
February 26, 2021
I’m so grateful for the life long memories I hold in my heart with the Elinoff family. My heart hurts for you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Alysha Becker
February 25, 2021
I know your hearts are broken. I hadn’t seen Anna in many years but in reading her obituary I realized what an incredible and full life she had in just those 44 years.

I’ll always remember your 4 children playing w mine in the cul de sac. How many hours did they enjoy the swing set in your yard? I’ll always remember Anna running w the pac and playing in the warm ( well hot) Florida sun. Bill and I, Frank, Adam Stephen and Paul all send our love and prayers.
Barbara Gibbes
February 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 23, 2021
May you rest in peace Anna. Our most deepest condolence to the family. Sending prayers ❤
Luis & Evelyn Morales
February 23, 2021
We will miss Anna so very much here at EBH. She was an amazing asset to our team and will be so very missed. She was such a bright soul that lit any room she walked into. It was an honor to know her.
February 23, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. May a lifetime of memories provide some comfort as you grieve. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Donna M Van Loock
February 23, 2021
We are so sorry. Sending our love and prayers to you and yours at
this sad time.
Tom and Gina Wills
February 23, 2021
Anna's kindness and compassion will be greatly missed. Her smile always brightened our days. May her family be comforted by sweet memories.
Debbie Barnard
February 23, 2021
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February 23, 2021
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