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Ellin B. Svoboda

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Mrs Svoboda came into the Catholic grade school I was attending in the early 70's.
She helped me so much with my stutter during those sessions. She was such a caring and decent person that she made an indelible mark on me at a very early age.
I am certain that without her patience and love towards me during those lessons, I never would have been rid of my speech impediment. I'm also certain that my story is common among those who

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Posted by: Peter B - Grand Rapids, MI   Mar 15, 2018

I was sad to hear of Ellin's recent passing and wanted share my condolences with her family. I worked with Ellin on the GRPS speech pathology staff 1972-78. Most recently had the pleasure of lunching with her and other retired colleagues on a regular basis. She was a kind and intelligent person who presence will be missed.

Posted by: Tony Urbanski - Grand Rapids, MI   Mar 12, 2018

Beautiful tribute to a sweet, sweet lady!
I had the absolute pleasure of getting to know Ellin when she volunteered at Alto Elementary.
Nan Zeeuw

Posted by: A friend   Mar 12, 2018

My condolences to Ellin's family. She was a kind and gentle lady who gave her undivided attention and caring to all of the many children she worked with as a speech path. I worked with her for many years and she was a quiet presence who was totally dedicated. So interesting to learn of her many interests and talents. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: linda wass - oceanside, CA   Mar 11, 2018

So sad but so comforting to read of Ellin's full and rich life. Although I have not seen Ellin for many years, she was a dear colleague in the speech path. dept. and I have fond memories of the time we worked together. Marge Penning

Posted by: A friend   Mar 10, 2018