2014-01-25 / Obituaries

Richard C. Ellis

Richard C. Ellis, 77, of Thornville, passed away January 18, 2014, at the Fairfield Medical Center.

He was born on September 26, 1936, in Columbus, to the late George H. and Katherine (Denny) Ellis. Richard was a graduate of Mata College in Columbus. He served in the Marine Reserves. He retired from United Transportation as a systems manager. He was also a systems manager for Flynt Publications. Richard did contract programming for Fairfield Medical Center for 10 Years. After retiring, he drove a school bus for Lakewood School District for 10 years. Early in his career Richard worked for Pennington Bread Company. Richard was an excellent, avid golfer. He loved to go boating and spending winters in Florida.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 41 1/2 years, Pamela A. Ellis; children, Jeffery (Victoria) Ellis of Thornville, Sandra (Steve) Suppa of MI, Lisa Johnson of Johnstown, and Richard Ellis II of Grove City; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; five God children; brothers, Terry (Sandy) Ellis of Galena, and Pat (Mary Ann) Ellis of Dublin; sister, Ellen (Tom) Lane of FL; sister-in-law, Dixie (Jack) McClaskie of Columbus; and brothers-in-law, Frank (Sandra) Destadio of GA, Michael (Ann) Destadio of Lancaster, James (Kate) Destadio of Dublin, and Frederick (Cathy) Destadio of Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his son, Michael Ellis; and brother, Michael Ellis.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, at St. Bernadette Church in Lancaster with Fr. Thomas Kessler as Celebrant. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

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