I am so heart broken to hear this news. I truly loved him as he was my own grandfather who has been departed 6 years now. I know Mr. Ellis and I had a special connection with each other..he was by far one of my favorites. I loved the smile I saw that I put on his face day after day (even on the days that I would have to patiently wait for it) as well as the smile he put on mine, and all the sweet hugs and kisses he'd greet me with each day. Everyone knew that if he wasn't having the best day I could always find a way to lift his spirits. He was such a sweet and special man and he truly touched my heart. I will never forget "my Mr. Ellis". My thoughts and prayers are with him and his beautiful, kind and amazingly strong loving family. Especially his loving wife who was always by his side. It hurts to know he is away from our sight and touch but I know he is at peace, happy and finally free.
Dear Pat and family
So sorry to hear about Les. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aunt Pat, Steve, Kevin, Margaret & Kathy,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Uncle Les for the perpetual twinkle in his eye. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
To The Family of Mr Ellis
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Laurels Of Bon Air Activity Assistant
Dear Aunt Pat, Margaret, Kathy, Steve & Kevin,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Les was always so happy & proud of his family! My prayers and sympathy go out to each of you at this very difficult time.
Aunt Pat, Margaret, Kathy, Steve and Kevin and all family members, We loved our "Uncle Bubba" so much and will deeply miss him. Our deepest condolences go to all of you. With much love, Julie and Larry Covington
Dear Pat,Margaret,Steve,Kevin and Kathy, I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss...I loved Les so much, he was such a great guy..We sort of came into the Zumbo family around the same time and bonded right away..he had a quiet wit and good nature and loved you all so much...take care and take time to heal...Love Aunt Joan
Dear Aunt Pat, Steve, Kevin, Margaret, Kathy and Family,
Very sorry for your loss. Uncle Les was a kind and gentle man that we truly miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol and Robert Hoffmann
I am so sorry.Hope you are doing OK.I will call you next week after things cool down a bit.
Dear Pat and family, my deepest sympathy to all the family. Les was such a nice and cheerful man, always a smile. He will be missed.
Our thoughts are with Pat and her family during this sad time. Rain or shine, snow or sleet Pat walked to the Laurals every day to visit with her husband. What a wonderful example of love and devotion.
Dear Margaret, Gerard, Megan and Alex,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. I will miss my fellow "Yankee" fan!!!
Dear Pat and family, So sorry to hear of Les passing. May your memories help during this difficult time..Rest in Peace. Lucy(Marciano) Capalbo. Cos Cob,CT.
Mrs. Ellis, Children and Family,
It was with a heavy heart that I read in the paper today, of the passing of Mr. Ellis.
He was my buddy and I so enjoyed visiting with him and you when I came by the Laurels.
I remember, when I used to walk in the room, he used to put his hand up to the side of his face, pretending not to see me, smiling the whole time.
Please know how much I enjoyed knowing him, even tho only for a short while.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
( Ms. Luck's cousin )
Dear Kathy and Family,
We are so sorry about your loss. We wish you comfort now, peace soon, and warm memories forever. With Sympathy, Lynda and Family.
Dear Pat and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you at the loss of Leslie. May he rest in peace and may God give all of you comfort remembering the good times you shared with him.
Anne (Salerno) and David Maddalene
Was his garden the one I passed everyday with the beautifully tended trees and scrubs? What a wonderful place. I miss it. Thanks for making my life brighter.
Aunt Margaret, Uncle Gerard, Megan, & Alex, My thoughts and prayers are with you! See you this afternoon. Love, Thomas
Dear Kathy, Bill and Amanda,
Brian, the girls and I are so sorry for your loss. We know you have many happy memories and hope that they will comfort you and your family during this difficult time of loss. You all are in our prayers.
Lisa, Brian, Alyssa & Amanda