Charles E. Ellis, Sr. "Rick"
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Age 81, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2013 in Dundee, Florida, surrounded by his family.
Rick retired from DuPont Company in 1995. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Navy on the USS Essex. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, and spending time with his family and friends.
Rick was the son of the late Emily and George Ellis. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Ellis, brothers George Ellis and John Ellis, sisters Ellen Longacre and Emily Galloway. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret B. (Carroll) Ellis, his brother Richard Ellis, his children Charles E. Ellis, Jr. and wife Kathy (Benton) Ellis, Lawrence Ellis and his wife Kathy (Marra) Ellis, Robert P. Ellis and his wife Janice (Miller) Ellis, seven grandsons; Keith, Kevin, Brian, Kyle, Eric, Kraig and Kristofer, their spouses and one great-grandson.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 10-11am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a service will begin at 11am. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
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Published in The News Journal from May 11 to May 13, 2013