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John H. "Jack" Ellis III

John (Jack) H. Ellis III, 90, of Kingston, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday.

Born in Edwardsville, June 6, 1923, he was the son of the late John and Blodwyn Edwards Ellis. He was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, class of 1941.

During World War II, he served in the Air Force as a medic. He met his wife, Helen Bogdanowicz in March 1946 and they were married Nov. 25, 1947. In November 2012, they were married 65, years.

After the war, he attended Wilkes College and was initially employed by Glen Alden Coal Co. in their accounting office. Later, Jack was employed by Kingston National Bank and spent the next 40 years in the banking industry until his retirement in the early 1990s. Jack and his wife enjoyed dancing. In his retirement years, he belonged to societies as the Big Band, the Italian-American Club, and Party of the Month. He spent most of his retired years attending his grandchildren's activities.

Jack was a member of the VFW, the Masonic Lodge 395 for over 50 years, the Bloomsburg Consistory and was a Irem Temple Shriner. He was a life member of the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, where he served as a Deacon and currently a Trustee of the Church.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Helen; his daughter, Helenmarie, and husband Walter (Pete) Petrofski; his son, Dr. John H. Ellis IV, and his wife, Sharon; grandchildren, Dr. Jason Petrofski and his wife, Tamara; Amy Marr and her husband, Cory; Dennis Ellis and his wife, Maryann; Lyndsay, John, Christopher and Justin Ellis; great-grandchildren, Riley, Braelyn and Quinn Marr; Taylor and Jack Petrofski; Mia Ellis, Morgan and Adriana; sisters, Blodwyn Barclay and Margaret Jacoby, in addition to multiple nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Main and Church streets, Edwardsville, with the Rev Louis Falcone, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church and Main streets, Edwardsville. The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church.

His family wishes to thank all those kind and wonderful caregivers who cared for him during his stays at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and the Meadows Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville.

Published in Times Leader on June 11, 2013
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