2011-01-20 / Obituaries

Ralph E. Ellison


Ralph D. Ellison, Needmore, formerly of Rockville, Md., died Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Marlene P. Ellison; and loving father of Karen S. Ellison, Brenda L. Ruzanski, Dori L. White and husband Floyd, Lisa M. Mihm and husband Tim, Lois M. Geibel and husband Leon.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Midge Hankins. He will be missed by his close companion, Sammee.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Pumphrey’s Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 2004.

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