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Ella Duell Eastman

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SALEM, N.Y. -- Ella (Duell) Eastman, 67, of Main Street, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2006, at Glens Falls Hospital after a long, courageous battle. Her loving family was at her side. Ella was born on June 23, 1939, in Cambridge, the daughter of James F. and Hazel (Wykes) Duell. She graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1957. On Dec. 21, 1957, she married Ralph Eastman of Salem. Ella was a switchboard operator at the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge and later was a dedicated school bus driver at Salem Washington Academy for 20 years. She also worked at the Salem Courthouse before her retirement.

Ella was a member of the Salem United Presbyterian Church and the Cambridge American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former member and driver of the Salem Rescue Squad for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents; an infant son, Jamie; a sister, Hazel Palmer; and brothers Charles, Frederick and Warren.

Ella is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Eastman; her four sons, Scott and his wife, Winona, Mark and his wife, Kristen, Daniel and his wife, Regina, and Michael and his wife, Linda; 11 grandchildren, all of Salem; five sisters, Nellie Graham of Argyle, Adelaide Duell of Daytona Beach, Fla., Elizabeth Langworthy of Queensbury, Mary Dutcher of Spring Hill, Fla., and Patricia Pratt of Bolton Landing; three brothers, James Duell of Aberdeen, Md., Joseph Duell of Lake Suzy, Fla., Richard Duell of Fair Haven, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Salem United Presbyterian Church on West Broadway with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. Interment will be in the Glens Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Ella may be made to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY 12865, the Argyle Emergency Squad, Argyle, NY 12809 or the American Lung Association, 300 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205. Arrangements are by the McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865.

For Ella’s online guestbook, visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 19, 2006
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