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Obituary of Elizabeth Joffe Tarvin
Elizabeth J. Tarvin
Elizabeth Joffe Tarvin, who resided in Blooming Grove and Goshen for more than a half century, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River, NJ. Liz was born October 27, 1939 in Paterson, NJ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney H. Joffe, M.D. and Hannah Gross; her father-in-law Everett R. Tarvin; her mother-in-law, Sarah E. T. Tarvin; her brother Leonard S. Joffe; her brother-in-law Robert M. Guinessey; her brother-in-law Charles P. Tarvin; and her daughter-in-law Nancy D. Tarvin.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James H. T. Tarvin of Goshen, NY; her brother Jack B. Joffe (Tommi) of Wyckoff, NJ; her sister Joan S. Joffe of Chevy Chase, MD; her half-brother Philip L. Joffe of Canoga Park, CA; her sister-in-law Susan D. Joffe of Point Washington, FL; her brother-in-law Everett Roy Tarvin (Debby) of Ridgewood, NJ; her sister-in-law Sarah T. Guinessey of Sylvania, OH; and her sister-in-law Jane P. Tarvin of Ridgewood, NJ. She is also survived by her four children, James S. Tarvin of Bonita Springs, FL; Michael E. Tarvin (Tammi) of Carlisle, PA; Peggy Tarvin Sharrin (Eric) of Pearl River, NY; and Elizabeth G. Tarvin (Anthony DeFusto) of Goshen, NY. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Rebecca T. Davis, Daniel J. Tarvin, Meredith E. Shaw, W. Benjamin Sharrin, Sarah E. Sharrin, Annabel J. Sharrin, Lydia E. DeFusto, and Katie R. T. DeFusto, and 13 nieces and nephews.
Liz grew up in Glen Rock, NJ and graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1957. She attended Skidmore College and received an A.A. from Rockland Community College. While raising four children, she received a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, graduating 3rd in her class.
Liz married her high school sweetheart and created an idyllic homelife for him and their four children. She was the medical office manager at Washingtonville Pediatrics from 1979 to 1999. Liz was a beautiful, loving woman with a great sense of humor. She enjoyed reading, cooking, celebrating holidays and special occasions, bird-watching, participating in book and prayer groups, and children. She maintained close relationships with many lifelong friends.
Visitation will be Friday, March 8 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen, NY.
Services for Liz will be Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am at Saint James Episcopal Church in Goshen, NY.
To honor Liz, please consider making a donation in her name to Goshen Library Foundation, c/o The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Donations will be designated for the Children's Room at the Goshen Public Library.