Elena Citkowitz
Iovanne Funeral Home
11 Wooster Place
New Haven, CT
CITKOWITZ, DR. ELENA Dr. Elena Citkowitz, 74 years old, died peacefully on June 25, 2013 in the presence of her loving family, after a courageous struggle with cancer. The daughter of Israel Citkowitz and Helen Simon Citkowitz, Elena was born in the Bronx where she attended the Fieldston Ethical Culture School, then Cornell University. She received her PhD from Columbia University, her MD from Yale University and was a board certified Internist and Lipidologist. She was a member of the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of St. Raphael, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale Medical School. Elena was an inveterate environmentalist, passionate about conservation causes and the preservation of animal life. She is survived by her husband Joseph F. Hoffman, her brother Robert, her half-sister Evgenia, her niece Claudia, her nephews Peter Horst and Richard E. Hoffman, and her uncle Robert Simon. Elena was more precious than a mockingbird. Funeral services will be private with a memorial held at Yale in the Fall. The family asks that all remembrances should be made to Conservation International, the World Wildlife Fund, or the African Wildlife Foundation. The IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. is in care of Elena's arrangements. Sign her guest book online at www.iovanne.com.

Published by The New Haven Register from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2013.
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March 31, 2014
My sympathies to the family. Elena was a good friend to me during my years at Fieldston. She was bright, funny and a wonderful pal. Wonderful remembrances of her.

Jessica Mahnke MD
November 7, 2013
To Elena's Family,
I will miss her very much & I am so happy that I was able to have some very beautiful conversations with her @ Gaylord, especially about our loving animals. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.
Diane Spak
July 7, 2013
So sad to hear of Elena's passing. One of my very favorite people to care for. She will be remembered fondly!
June 30, 2013
Ginny & I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family for your loss and we hold you in our prayers.
Bruce & Ginny Davis
June 28, 2013
A very lovely lady.......I am deeply saddened.
Brian Salzberg
June 27, 2013
To the family:
We enjoyed talking with Dr. Citkowitz and serving her coffee after the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds at Yale on Thursday mornings. You have our
deepest sympathy, she will be missed.
Patricia King and Angie Perrotto
on Thursday morning
Patricia King
June 26, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Joseph and Kathleen DePonte
June 26, 2013
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