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Thomas Leroy Ellis

Obituary for Thomas Leroy Ellis

June 12, 1935 - May 10, 2019
Elyria, Ohio | Age 83

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Veteran


Thomas L. Ellis, age 83, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, May 10, 2019 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, of natural causes. He was born June 12,1935 in Elyria and graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1954. He served as a E5 Sergeant in the US Army from 1957-60. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Elyria.

Thomas was employed as an electrician and retired from Ford Motor Co in Brookpark, OH in 1998. He previously had worked at Dunfee Electric and Harshaw Chemical in Elyria. He was a 32nd degree Mason with Bezaleel Consistory 15 of Cleveland, OH, Al Lalim Lodge #223 and Sidonia Lodge #93, both of Elyria.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol A. (nee Taborn); daughters Kristie Williams (Richard) of Cincinnati, OH, Jill Ellis of West Haven, Ct, Julie Barnes of Oberlin, OH, Tia M. Ellis of Elyria and son, Tracy Ellis of Oberlin, OH; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Conrad V. Ellis of Oberlin and Richard Ellis of Elyria; and former wife, Patricia Scott.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Faith L. Ellis, his parents Thomas D. and Marguerite Ellis (nee Murphy) and his step mother, Harriet Ellis (nee Madry).

Friends may call at Busch Funeral and Crematory Service, 114 Second St, Elyria on Wednesday, May 15 from 11:00am -1:00pm. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home at 12:30pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00pm with Rev Dr Monique Greenfield, former Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria with military honors by the US Army and VFW Post #1079 of Elyria.

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