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George H. Ellis

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GEORGE H. ELLIS, 83, OF UNION TWP. George H. Ellis, 83, of Union Township, PA, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, PA. He was the husband of Kathryn "Kay" M. (Rhoads) Ellis, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Boyertown, PA, he was a son of the late William and Edna (Mutter) Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a 1947 graduate of Boyertown High School. In 1948 he enlisted in the U.S. Air force. He served from 1948-52. An Airman 1st Class, he was stationed at various bases including, Hamilton Air force Base in California, Haneda Air force Base in Tokyo, Japan, Tinker Air force Base, Oklahoma, Aberdeen, MD and was discharged from Olmstead Air force Base in Middletown, PA. Following his military discharge, he worked for the Boyertown Burial Casket Company from 1952 - 1957. In 1957, he continued his training as an air traffic controller. He was employed by the Philadelphia International Airport from 1957 until his retirement in 1985. He was a bowler and member of leagues at Jay Lanes, Douglassville, PA and the Keystone Fire Company, Boyertown, PA. For almost 40 years, he enjoyed spending time in Maryland with his wife and family camping, fishing, boating and water skiing. For many years, he was a mechanic for the Ellis Racing Team. He traveled the stock car circuit, racing in Sanatoga, Hatfield, Philadelphia and Reading, PA. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Anthony, husband of Melanie Ellis of Elizabethtown, PA, and Timothy, husband of Roberta of Pottstown, PA; four grandchildren, Currie Drumheller, Melissa Eigenbrodt, Matthew Ellis and David Ellis; one great-granddaughter, Azalyn Drumheller; three brothers, Daniel, husband of Patricia Ellis of Coral Gables, FL; Kenneth, husband of Betty Ellis of Boyertown, PA, and Robert, husband of the late Emma Ellis of Boyertown, PA, and one sister-in-law, Thelma Ellis of Boyertown, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Donald Ellis and Sister in Law, Carol Ellis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown with military honors. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a . Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 8, 2013
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