East Palestine – Robert William Ellis of East Palestine, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 2, 2020, following a brief illness.
He was born June 5, 1951 in Salem to Robert and Betty Hulton Ellis.
A graduate of EPHS Class of 1969, Mr. Ellis was a local Dodge Mechanic for years before working for Snyders of Hanoverton, after retiring, his love was restoring classic cars, golfing and spending time with his little K-9 buddy Rebel.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Norton Ellis, whom he married on October 31, 1997; his step-children, Gregory (Kathy) Huff and Valerie (Jeff) Huff-Leake, both of East Palestine; four grandchildren, Kateland Huff, Haley Huff, PFC Amber Huff and Gabriella Jane Huff-Leake and three great grandchildren Kaylie, Maddison and Ethan.
In addition he is survived by his mother, Betty Hulton; two brothers, Brian (Vikki) Ellis of New Waterford and Rick (Lori) Ellis of Columbiana; a special sister and brother in law, Shirl and Rich Rollins of Avon, IN; his partner in crime and golf buddy, his nephew, James Rollins of Negley and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert G Ellis; a sister, Bonnie; a great grandson, Everett; maternal grandparents Essie and Park Hulton and Paternal grandparents, Julia and Andy Ellis.
No services will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. The family asks that you have a drink in his memory.
Memorial donations in memory of Robert can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been handled by the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.
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