Ellen Melissa Finkelstein, 55, passed away on April 2nd, 2023 with her family by her side in her home in Southampton, PA. Ellen was born on September 26, 1967 at Einstein Hospital to the late Jerry and Yvette Dubyn. She is the youngest sibling to her loving sister and brother, Caron and Jeff.
Ellen graduated from Upper Dublin High School in 1985, from George Washington University in 1989 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Ellen also obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling from Villanova University. She started working for the American Cancer Society and transitioned into counseling, working in Cheltenham, Downington, and Bensalem for a total of 28 years, with the majority of her time being at Valley Elementary and Snyder Middle School in Bensalem.
Ellen loved playing tennis, curling with her husband Ken, spending time with her family and friends, traveling, rocking out to her music, ‘partying’, her cats, helping others, and watching sitcoms. She is survived by her Husband, Ken Finkelstein, Son and Daughter, Evan & Kayla Finkelstein, Sister and Brother, Caron Schwartz & Jeff Dubyn, and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027, at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 7th, 2023. Entombment will be at Montefiore Cemetery following the service, 600 Church Road Jenkintown, PA 19046. Shiva will be observed on Friday, April 7th, 2023 at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel after the Entombment. A second Shiva will be held on Sunday, April 9th, 2023 at 11 am at the home of Deb & Marc Wintjen - 501 E Center Ave, Newtown, PA 18940.
Please submit any pictures or videos of Ellen by Wednesday night, April 5th to this link: https://driveuploader.com/upload/X4WxUE1aJg/
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen to one of the following organizations would be appreciated: