AUSTINTOWN Private funeral services were held at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home for Donald Eugene Gene Ellis, 80, who passed away at Cleveland Clinic on Sunday.
He was born July 8, 1932, in Youngstown, the son of Stella Egolf Clapp and Donald Horace Ellis.
He was a 1950 graduate of South High School. He was a self-employed contractor and a past member of Carpenters Local No. 171.
Surviving are three sons, Donald (Lisa) Ellis of Austintown, Greg Ellis (fianceé Cindy) of Elsworth and Jeff (Tammy) of Austintown; two daughters, Shellie Pitman (Marc) of Kalispell, Mont. and Debbie Purins of Boardman; and a sister, Janet Ilas of Boardman. He also leaves grandchildren, Jason DeRose (Michele), Breanna DeRose (Time Sipple), Donny, Brittany, Jeffrey, Joshua, Chelsea, Gregory and Garrett Ellis, Destiny McGinnis and Christopher Martin and two great-granddaughters, Stella and Taylor Sipple. He also leaves a companion, Betty Rupert.
Preceded in death are his parents and a granddaughter, Sarah DeRose.
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