Obituary of Eleanor "Itty" Sobol
Eleanor "Itty" Sobol was born Eleanor Kaminski in Denver, Colorado, March 24, 1928, and passed away on April 30, 2023. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Sheila Brachfeld, Ruth Cohn, Steven Sobol and Stan Sobol, her grandchildren, Aaron Brachfeld, Shayna Cohn, Arielle Brachfeld, and Bradley Cohn, and great grand children, as well as her younger sister, Zelda Friednash.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Maurice Bernard Sobol, her second husband, Louis Nasbarg, her elder sister Estelle Levitt, her brother-in-laws Lester Levitt, Gordon Friednash, Herb Rosen, Howard Sobol and sister-in-laws Maryann Rosen and Cece Ruben, and her parents, Samuel and Anna Kaminsky and in-laws Sarah and Harry Sobol.
As a child, she learned to ride a horse in the feed lot of Capitol Packing Company, which was owned by her father and mother, and competed in the rodeo. In High School, she was employed by Jonas Brothers Furs and later she was employed by Neusteter Department Store, where she indulged and cultivated her lifelong love of fine clothing.
She worked with Bernard's law firm of Sobol and Sobol through Columbia Credit Corporation, a collection agency. Both firms were located in the Bannock Building. Seeing the statue of Columbia from Columbia Studios on a romantic night out inspired the business name.
Prior to and during her retirement, she volunteered to benefit the community, serving the City of Aurora with the Police and Fire Department, as well as on the Aurora Commission for Older Adults where she was appointed Ombudsman by then Mayor Paul Tauer, and took pride in becoming a personal resource to homebound elders. She also actively served with Hadassah, the National Jewish Asthmatic Home, and was an active member of Temple Emanuel of Denver. On her own, she sought opportunities to help single mothers. She was a friend to everyone. Her greatest legacy was teaching this ethos of service and volunteerism by example to her children and grandchildren, who continue in service today.
She grew up on the same block as her first love, Maurice Bernard Sobol. From a young age, they would play together, support one another, and get in trouble together. She was close friends with his siblings, Maryann, Howard and Cece. Years after his premature death, she married Louis Nasbarg. They blended their families, and she remained close with his daughters. Years after his death, she developed a dear friendship with Joe Pells, and his family. She was also dear friends with Shirley and Herb Vean and their children.
She enjoyed driving her car on adventures with her grandchildren, riding with them in the elevators of tall buildings up and down (and pressing all the buttons before leaving), visiting different businesses to meet the people working there and learning all about their work, and making new friends. She enjoyed fine dining, quiet cups of coffee and watching wildlife at Cherry Creek Reservoir, and later developed her interest in golf with her second husband. Her favorite wildlife memory was the time she met a bear in Yellowstone Park, which Bernie coached onto the roof of their car with hard yellow candies.
Eleanor had an enthusiastic curiosity and joy in life which combined with a mischievious nature and an ability to make anything fun. She loved to see her family together, and hoped they might again be friends. She is dearly missed. Her sons, especially feel her absence. But the berevement of the family is reduced somewhat by the joy she gave to their lives which continues on today.
Graveside, Tuesday, 5/2, 10:45am, Emanuel Cemetery; livestream available you Feldman Mortuary’s YouTube channel #2;
Donations can be sent to AISH of the Rockies.