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Preston D. Ellis

SPRING GROVE Preston D. Ellis, 79, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Henrietta L. (Wetzel) Ellis, with whom he celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on December 23, 2011. Viewing will be Tuesday, May 29, 9 to 11 a.m. at Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Judith A. Mckee, pastor of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ellis was born August 2, 1932, in Craley. He was a son of the late John V. and Martha L. (Crumbling) Ellis. Mr. Ellis was the former owner/operator of Ellis Brothers Service for 32 years prior to retirement. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and of York Garageman's Association. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one daughter, Debra L. Mauck and her husband, Robin of Spring Grove; four grandchildren, Brandy, Brenda, Robert, and Amanda; five great-grandchildren, Savannah, Bailey, Danielle, Toby, and Chance; and daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Ellis of North York. He was preceded in death by two sons, infant Johnnie and Preston Jr. "Bub"; a granddaughter, infant Bobbi Jo; and seven siblings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to V.N.A. Hospice, 440 Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331. www.workinger-semmel.com

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 26, 2012
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