JEFFREY RIDGEWELL ELLIS (Age 66)
Died unexpectedly on July 8, 2011. He was a loving husband to Judith Ellis; best friend and identical twin brother to Bruce Ellis; brother- in-law to Donna Ellis; dedicated father and father-in-law to Christine and Peter Hooper, Lisa and Chris Puchalla, Mathew and Margaret Ellis, Katie and Brian Dowling, Michael and Jen Ellis; and step-father to Darren and Kati Everett. He is also survived by his former wife and friend, Elizabeth Ellis. "Pop-pop" was adored by 14 grandchildren. Jeff is at peace in heaven with his parents, Clarence and Fifi Ellis, aunt, Mimi Ridgewell and niece, Julie Ellis LeMoult.
He put his family and friends above all else and touched the lives of many others with his generosity and humor. The Jeffrey Ellis and Bruce Ellis families respect and cherish our friends who have often carried us in life and are now carrying us during this terrible time. At this time our emotions, collectively and individually, are still very raw and we need time to process this terrible tragedy. Thank you all for allowing us this valuable time to collect ourselves.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St., NW, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jeffrey's name to Treasure Coast Hospice (www.tchospice.org/memorial-donation
). If you would like to contribute a cherished memory of Jeff, the families would appreciate you visiting the Washington Post's Legacy.com