Any list of the kindest and most decent people who have ever graced the streets of Boyertown would have to include Robert H. Ellis somewhere near the very top. He was a well-mannered, gentle, and an inspiring role model for the community’s youth leagues and our nation. There are many ways in which he will be remembered for his contributions toward making Boyertown a better place to live. His support for his family was unmatchable and he will be forever missed.
Robert H. Ellis, 98, widower of Emma Ellis, of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Chestnut Knoll.
Born in Boyertown, Robert was the son of the late William E. Ellis, Sr., and Edna (Mutter) Ellis.
Robert was a 1943 graduate of Boyertown Area High School and went on to serve in the Army Air Corps in World War Two as a Bombardier. He worked at Firestone Plastics Company as a Plastics Calendar Operator until his retirement.
Mr. Ellis was a member of Good Shepherd Church in Boyertown. He served The Boyertown American Legion for over seventy-five years, holding several positions such as Treasurer and Post Commander. He is in the Hall of Fame for Pennsylvania Bowling Association. He was also inducted in the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. Robert was a Boyertown Bears scorekeeper for forty-five years. He was also a Nascar fan and was in the stock car pit crew for his brother, Bill and nephew, Billy. Mr. Ellis was also an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers fan.
Robert is survived by one son, Robert W. Ellis, husband of Theresa; and two daughters, Kathleen K. Echols, wife of William; and Bonnie F. Russ, wife of John, as well as one daughter in law, Sandy Ellis, widow of David. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and one brother, Daniel Ellis, husband of Pat.
Robert was predeceased by a son, David Ellis, and four brothers: William Ellis, Jr., Kenneth Ellis, George Ellis, and Donald Ellis.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 10AM to 11AM at Morrell Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. A funeral service will follow at 11AM. Burial will be at Limerick Garden of Memories.