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Gary Gene "Tiger" Ellis

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Ellis Gary Gene "Tiger" Ellis, 79, of Groveport, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born December 30, 1937 to Eugene and Pauline (Bernhard) Ellis in Columbus. On March 17, 1956 he married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Nancy Lee DiGioia. They shared 61 amazing years together as a married couple and best friends. He was a graduate of South High School in 1956 where he received several athletic awards and accomplishments that he treasured as a South High Bulldog. Tiger was an avid golfer and steadfast Buckeye fan. Gary served his country in the USAF and Air National Guard from 1956-1959. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; one brother, Nils (Rita) Elilis of Boston; four children, Kim (Gene) Pack of Dover, DE, Tina (Randy) Eckstine of Columbus, Gary (Will Molden) Ellis of Columbus and Shari (Jeff) Sarensen of Lancaster; five grandsons, Gary Ray (Terri) Pack, Steven Eckstine, Tony Eckstine, Jeff (Camyla) Sarensen, Cody (Maggie) Sarensen; four great grandchildren, Korey, William, Cory and Nevaeh; two step great grandchildren, Tyler and Leah; two great, great grandchildren Emett and Ava; as well as many nieces, nephews and loving friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, step parents, grandparents, mother and father-in-law, sister Sharon Grove, and one loving grandson Tyler Ray Pack. A special thank you to Dr. James Soldano, the staff of Mt Carmel Hospice and Mt. Carmel West. Palliative Care Team for their loving care and support. Family will receive friends Wednesday 5-8pm at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., where services will be held at 12 noon Thursday. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery. To view and sign the on-line register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 21, 2017
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