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Richard C Ellis

September 26, 1936 - January 18, 2014 <-

Richard C. Ellis, 77, of Thornville, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1936 in Columbus, Oh to the late George H. and Katherine (Denny) Ellis. Richard was a graduate from 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 Transportation for 10 years. Early in his career Richard worked for Pennington Bread Co. 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 ½ 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; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 5 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; 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 on Thursday, January 23 at 1:00 PM at St. Bernadette Church with Fr. Thomas Kessler as Celebrant. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, January 22 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the SHERIDAN FUNERAL HOME where a vigil will be conducted at 7:30 PM.

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