AUSTINTOWN, OH – Private funeral services were held at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home for Donald Eugene “Gene” Ellis, 80, who passed away at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
He was born July 8, 1932, in Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoning County) 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 Union Local No. 171.
Surviving are three sons, Donald (Lisa) Ellis of Austintown, Greg Ellis (fianceé Cindy) of Elsworth, Ohio and Jeff (Tammy) of Austintown, OH; two daughters, Shellie Pitman (Marc) of Kalispell, Montana and Debbie Purins of Boardman, OH; and a sister, Janet Ilas of Boardman, OH.
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.
Preceded in death are his parents and a granddaughter, Sarah DeRose.
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