Richard Edward Ellis of East Marion died Feb. 16 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport. He was 79 and was the son of Grace and Charles Ellis.
Mr. Ellis retired from Double Day Publishing Company in Garden City. Family members said he had a “hearty laugh, charming ways and a gentle spirit” and loved riding his scooter into town and to the causeway; talking to workers at Sep’s Farmstand; watching historical movies on television; memorizing scripture verses (especially Psalm 23); singing in the church choir; his sister’s baked goods and his nephew’s Sunday morning meals.
Predeceased by his brother, Charles, he is survived by his sister, Patricia Tramposch and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.