Gary Leon Ellis, "Gug" of Rincon passed from this world in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with his beloved baby sister Tracey by his side. He was born May 18, 1959 to William and Betsy Ellis at Jennette General Hospital in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Gary fought the good fight but finally succumbed to the onslaught of fatal liver ailments reinforced by failing kidneys and exacerbated by Diabetes.
Proceeded in death by his father William P. Ellis of Munhall, Pennsylvania and by brother William J. Ellis of Norfolk, Virginia.
The ultimate "Jack-of-all-Trades" Gary never was an "every day 40 hour/wk." or "nine to fiver" type, his niche was his eye for making the unkempt eyesore into a work of art.
His passion was that of a Master Tinkerer nothing was off limits to him, if it was broke it needed
fixing and if it wasn’t broke it needed to be better. He took pride in his work no matter big or small. Self-taught, he had natural abilities to be an engineering type if he had chosen that path.
A crass tough guy outward appearance was deceiving, for Gary was a gentle kind hearted soul and an instant friend if you needed one.
When in the midst of his mother, sisters or any of the "gals" Gary never missed a chance to bring a ray of sunshine in the form of a flower whenever, wherever or whatever opportunity presented itself.
Gary is survived by his adoring mother, Betsy Mae Shaw of Circleville, Pennsylvania; and by his siblings in order of age, whom he lovingly and respectfully used nicknames; “Diamond” Dave Ellis and Lonna “Gutches” McElroy, both of North Huntington, Pennsylvania; Michael “Mikey” Ellis of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Jeffery “J.P.” Ellis of Suffolk Virginia; finally his comfort givers during his last days, Eleanor “Bunny-Boo” Zepkowski and baby sis and best friend, Tracey “Tray-Tray” Wright. The count of nephews,nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces as well as great nephews and great nieces would require a calculator to number.
Gug, you will be missed and you will be remembered.
Please leave your thoughts and rememberances on his Tribute Wall.