Vilma Delores Elliott

June 3, 1952 — January 19, 2022

Vilma Delores Elliott

Vilma Delores Elliott 69, of Schenectady, NY, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 19,2022 at Saratoga Hospital.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 3, 1952 the daughter of Edward Ford and Velma Stovall Elliott. Vilma was a graduate of Temple University and was employed as a Occupational Therapist for the Schenectady City School District. She also worked in the same capacity for Wildwood and The Brown School.
Her passion was gardening and woodworking items for her family and friends. She was very active in the revitalization of Woodlawn Park and served many countless hours volunteering at the park. Her love for her family, friends and community was inspiring and uplifting.
Vilma was predeceased by her parents and a sister; the late Ada Hicks.
Survivors include her brothers; John (Siclinda Canty) Elliott, Jr. and Leonard K. Elliott, two sisters; Helena Coleman (Melvin) and Lillian Elliott and a host of extended family and friends.
The family is grateful to the USA SGI Buddhist community, Woodlawn Park community, Saratoga Hospital, Upstate Hematology and a host of friends and relatives who have been by her side showing unconditional love.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charitable fund in Vilma’s memory at the Community Foundation. Checks can be mailed to: The Community Foundation, 2 Tower Place, Albany NY 12203 with “In memory of Vilma D. Elliott” in the memo section or online at

The family will hold a “Celebration of Life” in the Spring 2022. Please contact brother and sister-in-law for additional information at Condolences can be sent to: John W. Elliott, Jr., 2320 Westover Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

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