Thank for your service General. It was an honor to serve with you. Thank you for the many years of friendship. I salute you my dear friend... Sargent Floyd W. Fanale
My favorite uncle.... So fun...loved when they all sang and played music...Kawliga the cigar store wooden Indian a favorite ....so long ago! Rest in peace, Uncle Ernie I was named after you!!
Ern was the best Father-in law ever. He always had a big smile and a twinkle in his eye.I'll miss him so much. Rest in peace "Big Ern". Love always,Karen
I have very fond memories of General Ellis...the always smiling General.
He administered the oath to me when I received my officer's commission in 1978, the start of the MASH unit.
Every time I saw him, he reminded me that he recruited me.
I once told him about my Sister's dog passing. A few days later two wooden crosses, painted white and with ground stakes were left on my back patio. He made them himself. We still have the crosses and think of him each time we put them out.
A strong salute to you, General...a great soldier and a great man.
Kathleen Spiegel, RN, LTC (ret)USAR
We are so sad to hear about Ernie. He always put a smile on our face with his jokes at the East Erie Turners. Helen you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris & Marianne Bilski
The General I believe was my shop teacher for a short time at North East High in the late 60s. He was one of those teachers you could never forget! May God bless his family.
I fondly remember all the laughs my fellow employees and I shared with General Ellis when I worked down the hall from his office at Gannon in the early '80's. He was a great guy. My sincerest sympathy to all of you.
so sorry to hear of uncle ernie's passing...I will always remember him as a handsome fun uncle...God be with you and the family....love bettyann harvey..paul and betty bogacik's daughter
My fondest memories of Great Uncle Ernie are playing the organ at his home, playing with his dogs and meeting his friend Amelia the chicken. He was always tinkering in his basement with his brother George (my grandfather). He was the best Pinoccle player and taught me how to count cards :) On Veteran's Day 2013 I was honored and humbled to visit him at the VA Hospital. Rest easy Uncle Earnie. Love, Sarah (Ward) Cupps and family
I just want to add my admiration and respect for Ernie. His office was next to mine for many of my 17 years at Gannon. Rest in peace. You most certainly deserve it.
Rest in Peace General Ellis and thank you for your service to our country.
My deepest condolences to the General's family. He was a wonderful person and a great leader and patriot. I spent time with the General at Gannon. It was an honor to have known him.
we'll follow the old man wherever he want's to go. My kids still remember all the fun times with a down to earth man who they will forever miss. Our thoughts are with you all. The Husted/Mioduszewski family's
RIP AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE PRAYERS FOR ALL
We are saddened to lose a truly great soldier and man. General Ellis was both. We will never forget the time that we spent with General Ellis professionally and, just as memorable, the opportunity to enjoy the company of "Ernie" and "Helen." We will also always remember him with love and respect. He made it look easy to combine these two attributes. Stay strong, Helen. We, too, will miss him always.
Pookie and Dianne
COL & Mrs. Kenneth Powell, USA (Ret)
I knew Ernie from the elks and his Gannon days he was a wonderfull person prayers for his family
Helen, Ernie and Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was my "second" Dad all through highschool. Giving dance lessons at the house after school and trying to get me to sign up for the Army Reserves. Listening to him play the organ and being introduced to the Gannon staff as his other daughter.
Nothing but fond memories.
Love and miss you~~
Thank you very much for your service
Just wanted to add my admiration for BG Ellis's service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation, as well as those of his family. From one general to another, "Thanks for your leadership and example."
Jim Dubik, Lieutenant General U.S. Army, Retired
Ernie.sorry to hear about your father. He was a good guy.
Dear Helen and Family,
We are sorry to hear about Ernie. He was such a wonderful man!
We will keep him and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
HE HAS A FAMILIAR FACE,BUT IT`S BEEN A
LONG TIME AGO THAT I WAS A MEMBER OF
THE HONOR GUARD AT VFW POST 470.BUT THIS OLD SOLDIER STILL HOHORS HIM.
CARL COSIMO RIZZO
Rest in Peace General. This we defend