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ELLIS, Robert W. Age 91, of Marshfield MA, died August 10, 2016, surrounded by family. Formerly of Wolfeboro NH, and Weston MA. Born in Cambridge MA to A. Russell Ellis and Eliza Webb Ellis, graduated from Winchester High School in 1943. With the Navy V12 program, he attended MIT for two years, graduated from the Tufts School of Engineering BSME class of 1946, and was commissioned a LT JG in the US Navy. He worked at GE Lynn MA as a test engineer, a sales engineer with Litecontrol in Watertown MA, the Miller Lighting Company of Meriden CT, and later formed his own sales agency, Bean-Ellis in Waltham MA, before finishing his career at Leo C. Pelkus Co. in Wellesley MA. Robert was from a large close-knit family of six brothers; Russell W. Ellis, Emmons S. Ellis, Stearns R. Ellis, Donald R. Ellis, and William W. Ellis. He is survived by his brother Emmons. A life-long athlete, Robert was on wrestling & track teams in college years, he was always in motion – skating, skiing, or biking; and he enjoyed playing tennis into his early 80's with friends and many family members. Robert leaves his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Faden) Ellis of Marshfield. He is also survived by his son Russell Ellis and wife Beate, of Marshfield MA, as well as his daughter Beth Sheppard and husband Ned, of Houston TX. Robert leaves four granddaughters that he loved dearly- Christine and Rebecca Ellis of Marshfield, and Rachel and Sarah Sheppard of Houston TX. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned at The First Parish Church in Weston, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston MA on September 10 2016 at 11 AM with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, or, to support youth tennis programs: Marshfield Tennis Club, P.O. Box 1122, Marshfield, MA 02050, (a 501c4 non-profit organization).

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 24, 2016
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