Elaine Pack Jaffe Brinn, Sarasota, FL, age 89, passed away December 12, 2020. She was born July 6, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio. She was the loving wife of the late Albert Brinn and previously Louis Jaffe. Predeceased by her parents Manny and Sara Pack, beloved mother of Leslie (Mitch) Marantz, Marc (Becky) Jaffe, Susan (Gary) Miller and Scott (Laureen) Jaffe, dear sister of Richard (Ann) Pack, Linda Baker, and David (Shari) Pack, devoted grandmother of Lauren (Stephen) Tanenbaum, Cameron Marantz, Sara (Michael) Jaffe Berman, Melissa (Austin) Jaffe Peters, Rossi Anne Jaffe, Lawson Jaffe, and Nicole Jaffe, great-grandmother of Jackson Tanenbaum, Stella Tanenbaum, June Berman, Ruby Peters and Nolan Peters.
She attended the University of Pennsylvania and resided in Richmond, Indiana, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Elaine was a dedicated mother who devoted her life to her family. She was such a kind, caring and loving person with an infectious smile, an impressive, quick-witted sense of humor and a beautiful, bright mind. She was musically talented on the accordion and piano. She was wise beyond her years and very clever. Elaine made every single conversation meaningful and lighthearted. She was a wonderful weekend golfer, bowler, and sports enthusiast. She never missed her children’s baseball, basketball and dance recitals. She affected all the lives that she touched with her generosity and her gracious spirit.
Private graveside services will be held for immediate family. The Jewish tradition teaches us that it is righteous to give charity in honor of one’s memory. For those of you who would like to donate in honor of Elaine, memorial contributions can be made to the women’s organization, Hadassah which is committed to women’s well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish culture & values at: www.Hadassah.Org