April 21, 2011
Born to William H. and Elizabeth G. (Lembke) Ellett on January 31, 1957, he was the first of four sons. Ed was baptized on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1957 at the Kiskatom Reformed Church on his parents' first wedding anniversary. He grew up in the nurturing love of that church family and later became a member. As a youngster, Ed was active in Palenville Boy Scout Troop 100 and Palenville Little League Baseball. In his late teens, he played semi-pro football with the Twin County Vikings. His first summer job was at the Catskill Game Farm, where he continued to work after graduating from Catskill High School with the Class of 1975. Ed always worked hard for a living, no matter how demanding the job or what the pay. One of his greatest pleasures was being a social member of the Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Dept., with whom he marched in many parades. An avid sports fan, Ed knew by heart the names and statistics of teams and players in football, baseball, and basketball and could recall them instantly. His main means of transportation for the past 20 years was a racing bike (Lance Armstrong was his hero).
Ed is survived by his mother Betty; three brothers: Robert, James (Lorraine), and Dan (Brenda) Ellett; sister Mrs. James B. (Rebecca) Ronk III, all of Catskill; his four children: Crystal Wagor of Kingston, Jason Ellett of Springfield, MA, Mrs. Doug (Joy) Smith of S. Cairo, and Elizabeth Walter; nine grandchildren; aunt Marlene Weis of Cairo and uncle Dave (Karen) Ellett of Greenville; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his father William on December 27, 2009.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to ALL the dedicated and compassionate people at the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, especially Georgia, Maggie, and Paula for their loving care and understanding.
There will be no formal services. Interment will be at the discretion of the family. Private cremation was conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com
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