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SCIUTTO--Ernest Sella,

on November 9, survived and greatly missed by his children Mary, Nellie, Patsy and Jim and his grandchildren, Austin, Henry, Charles, Nicholas, Ella, Tristan, Caden, and Sinclair. Ernest, known as Ernie to his friends, Dad to his children, and Poppy to his grandchildren, was born in Paterson, New Jersey to his loving parents Louis and Olga. He graduated from Columbia University in 1952 on an NROTC scholarship and served four years in the U.S. Navy, honorably discharged as a LTJG. He subsequently earned an MBA from New York University. He worked for more than thirty years at Shell Chemical Company, where colleagues and clients viewed him as one of the most trusted and popular executives in the industry - winning a record number of sales awards. He was happily married for 49 years to his late wife Elizabeth Higgins of Louisville, Kentucky. He saw his family and children, whom he called his "jewels," as his greatest joy. Dad taught us honesty, integrity, generosity, and, most importantly, humility. We hope to honor his memory by living up to the high standards he set for us. Visiting hours: 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm, Sunday, November 12 at Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel on 81st and Madison. Funeral: 10am, Monday, November 13 at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on 84th and Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to St Ignatius Loyola School, 48 East 84 St., New York, NY 10028.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 11, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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