Elizabeth Elman

Obituary of Elizabeth Elman

Penfield, New York, at Aaron Manor. Peacefully, on November 23, at age 95.  She was predeceased by her husband Edward, in January of this year, and by her five sisters, Catherine Stauder in 1979, Marian Stauder in 1993, Mae Carr in 1999, Ruth Blitzer in 2001, and Jane Gill in 2008.  She leaves three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren (Stephen Elman and Joanne D’Alcomo of Boston, Massachusetts; James and Deborah Elman of Fairport, New York; their sons Christopher and Thomas; Gregory and Lee Ann Elman of Beltsville, Maryland; and their daughters Taryn Henehan, Victoria Elman, and Kacey Elman). She also leaves many nephews and nieces.

     She was devoted above all to her family, and she took great pride in maintaining a beautiful and orderly home. She will always be remembered by all who knew her as an outstanding cook and baker, providing family and friends with incomparable apple pies, and dozens of varieties of cookies at Christmastime. Her other principal interests were gardening, sewing, and volunteer activities at her parish churches.

     She was the last of a generation of Rochester residents of German origin who contributed significantly to the history and culture of the city and its neighboring communities. Through her father Emmanuel Stauder (1876 – 1955), she was related to the Stauder and Hageni families, and through her mother Eleanor Wambach Stauder (1885 – 1959), she was related to the Wambach, Magin, and Bilger families.

     She was a champion worrier.  For those of us who were lucky enough to be the cause of her worries, we say: peace be with you mom, no more worries. 

     Mrs. Elman’s life will be celebrated at a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM on December 30th at the Church of the Assumption in Fairport.