November 24, 1930 – April 30, 2017
Eileen Ruth Yelin passed away peacefully with her daughters Cindy Goritz and Debby DuBois surrounding her with love. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and father of her three daughters, Jack Yelin. Eileen was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She married Jack and raised her family in Stony Brook, N.Y. She worked as an executive legal secretary at Shea & Gould law firm in Manhattan until her move to Tucson in 1982. In Tucson, Eileen continued her career as a legal secretary at Holsapple & Connor. She worked with attorney James Elliott until her retirement in 1999. Upon retirement, Eileen embarked on a second career that she loved dearly, lasting 17 years. She was administrator of the Hebrew Free Loan program of Tucson, lending money to people in need. Eileen loved to spend time with her family and friends. She was a voracious reader, loved swimming, tennis, bingo, travel, exploring new restaurants and volunteered at Northwest Medical Center for 12 years. Eileen was compassionate, genuine, smart and funny. Her smile, warmth and caring ways made her a special friend.
Eileen loved her daughters, Debby DuBois, Cindy Goritz and Stacy Mendez, and sons-in-law Robert DuBois, Hans Goritz and Rafael Mendez. She had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren, Chelsea Goritz and Jared and Danielle DuBois. She even loved her family’s brood of six loving dogs.
Eileen lives on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, siblings Ivan Fankuchen and Sylvia Rosenfeld, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life on June 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Mona Lisa Village Clubhouse for family and friends. The address is 7571 N. Mona Lisa Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Eileen Yelin’s name to Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 600L, Tucson, AZ 85711.