Ellen Azen Elovitz
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Ellen Azen Elovitz

ELOVITZ: Ellen Azen Elovitz, 68, died March 30, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. A graveside private service was held on April 2. Ellen is survived by her children: son Lawrence Elovitz, daughter Abbie (Jerry) Ames and grandson Max Ames, all of Columbus; sisters Marilyn (Alan) Moscowitz of Dayton, Ohio, and Phyllis Michelson of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; as well as loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Her parents and son, Mark Elovitz, preceded her in death. Ellen was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 5, 1952, to Joan (Youngheart) and Howard Azen. She moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1979 when her then husband, Alan Elovitz, became president of the Youngheart family business, Dayton Mattress. Ellen had a talent for cooking and entertaining for holiday meals and gatherings and became known as the ultimate hostess. She was a caring mother with a huge heart and the Elovitz home became a go-to place for friends. She was known for designing baskets and gifts for special occasions. Ellen adored her grandson Max and showered him with gifts and love. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Jewish Federation of Dayton. PJC

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