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Robert S. Ellingsen

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STILLWATER - Robert S. Ellingsen, 75, of Stillwater, died peacefully Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Holly Manor Center in Mendham following a long illness.

Born in Orange, Robert grew up in Stillwater and graduated from Newton High School in 1956. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and upon discharge he settled near Bangor, Maine. From there he moved to Ocoee, Fla., to live in the warm weather he loved until illness required him to spend the last year of his life with family in Maine, Illinois and New Jersey.

Robert had worked many years as an oil company manager, overseeing service stations and then fuel deliveries. He was so proud and loved to tell others of the accomplishment of his sons. He was an ardent cook and he truly enjoyed sharing time with his dogs, Max and Jesse. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Orono, Maine.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence T. and Kathleen M. (Smith) Ellingsen, and his nephew, John Todd D'Annibale. Survivors include his sons, Maine Air National Guard S.M. Sgt. Jay Ellingsen and wife, Jackie, of Glenburn, Maine, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kristian Ellingsen and wife, Stacey, of Gainesville, Va.; his siblings, C. Ted and wife, Joyce, Ellingsen, of Norwich, N.Y., Kathleen and husband, Kirk Hooey, of Maple Park, Ill., Virginia and husband, Lee Hammond, of Stillwater, and Karen and husband, John D'Annibale, of Newton; his grandchildren, Dawn Percevecz, her husband, Matt, and their child, Luka, and Kyle and Taylor Ellingsen; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Harmony Hills United Methodist Church, 919 Fairview Lake Road, Stillwater.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton. Online condolences through

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Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 25, 2014