Gary Lee Ellis from Gouverneur, NY peacefully passed away on Oct. 10, 2018 in Madison, Alabama after losing his battle with cancer.
Gary was born on June 14, 1946, one of seven children born to Merild and Hazel Ellis. He graduated with the Class of 1964 from Gouverneur High School and spent the majority of his life in the Gouverneur area.
Gary loved to travel and enjoyed classic cards, motorcycles, gardening, playing cards, and most recently woodburning. He was an avid bicyclist and greatly enjoyed music, singing an playing guitar. Most of all he loved spending with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Celia.
He is survived by his daughters Katherine (Dean) McAtee and April (Eric) Weekes, his siblings Janet (Charles)) Coons, Ernie Ellis, Larry Ellis and his companion Sylvia Fuller, and Tom (Donna) Ellis. He is predeceased by his parents, and older brother Norris Ellis, and younger sister Jean (Ron) Gardner. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephew.
There was no funeral per his request. A private celebration of life was held at the Gouverneur Elks Lodge. He is buried near his sister Jean at East Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.