William "Wilbur" Ellis, Sr.
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HYDE PARK - William "Wilbur" Ellis, Sr., 78, of New Paltz and formerly of Hyde Park, died suddenly Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in Clintondale on March 2, 1934, he was the son of William Ellis and Anna Oliver. Bill was married to Helen Ellis who predeceased him in 1996.
Bill was employed by the Dutchess County Department of Public Works for over 30 years and retired in 1989. He also worked part time for the US Postal Service and most recently for Jack Haverty Auto Parts.
He enjoyed camping with his camping friends, and spending time with his family.
Bill is survived by his 6 children; Linda Rotella and her husband Ronald of Poughkeepsie, William Ellis Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Hyde Park, Vickie Traver of Poughkeepsie, Debra Knauss and her husband Philip of Hyde Park, Thomas Ellis and his wife Donna of Hyde Park and Missie Potter of Hyde Park; his companion Marjorie Moshier of New Paltz and his 2 stepsons, Thomas and Michael Moshier; and many grandchildren,great grandchildren,nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his 2 sisters, Marjorie and Beulah Rhodes.
Visitation will be Monday, November 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Parmele, Auchmoody and Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will
be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 10 from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Hyde Park.
If you would like to sign a guest book for Bill, please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com
Parmele - Auchmoody and Schoonmaker Funeral Home
110 Fulton Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2012