November 19, 1945 ~ December 14, 2009

Born in: Pensacola, FL,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ellen Sue Schoenberg (1945-2009), passed away with family by her side on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Ellen is survived by her husband Dr. Allan R. Schoenberg, two sons, Steven and Brett Schoenberg, and two grandchildren, Samuel (6) and Ashton (4). Ellen, a retired school teacher, courageously fought a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, her bright spirit having touched the lives of family and community who knew her. A memorial service will be held at Beth Israel Synagogue at 11:00 am, on Thursday, Dec. 17th, followed by burial service at Lou Pollock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9801-I Southern Pine Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. Ellen was a wonderful, funny and warm hearted person. She loved her family and was very proud of them. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed by all of us who loved her.

  2. For a decade, ending in 2007 when I retired from Family Medicine, I knew Ellen from home visits. Sometimes I’d head off for those visits feeling stressed and harried; but I always left feeling uplifted and thankful. Ellen was the most positive and upbeat person in the most difficult of health circumstances; she was very brave. Despite her situation, she always asked about my family, and how my bad back was doing! I consider it a great privilege to have known her.

  3. Dear Allan,

    I recently heard of your wife’s passing…my prayers are with you and your family. Even when I worked in Brevard many years ago I knew you and Ellen were battling hard with this disease. You both put up the good fight…Peace be with you both now.
    Tammy Elkins

  4. Dear Allan,
    Pam and I wish to extend to you, to Steven and family, and to Brett and family, our heartfelt sympathy on Ellen’s passing. We have known Ellen for several years and have long been admirers of her courage and wit as she battled the debilitating effects of her ailment. Having ourselves lost loved ones, we are aware of the feeling of pain, emptiness, and loss. So, we grieve with you and trust that God will give you the determination and strength to endure the separation from such an integral part of your family. God bless you all.


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