ELLIS, Gordon K.
86 of Wellesley, MA died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home in Wellesley where he had lived for the past 55 years.
He was born in Cambridge, MA on November 28, 1926, son of Parker and Harriette Ellis. He was raised in Newton, MA and was a graduate of Middlesex in Concord, MA. After graduation he joined the Army as a Lieutenant and was stationed on Okinawa at the end of World War II.
Returning home, he graduated from Harvard University in 1950, majoring in Geography and playing for the Harvard baseball team. At the start of the Korean War he served a tour of duty for one year, again in the Army as a Lieutenant.
He began his professional career as a cartographer and in 1957 joined Ginn & Company, a textbook publishing company. He spent 32 years with Ginn in a variety of management positions, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Janet (Stewart) Ellis of Wellesley, MA; three sons, David A. Ellis and his wife Paula of West Newton, MA, Geoffrey S. Ellis and his wife Patricia of Dedham, MA, Andrew K. Ellis and his wife Susan of Falls Church, VA; one daughter, Susan (Ellis) Withington and her husband Mark of Plymouth, MA and; nine grandchildren, Laura, Meaghan, Spencer, Peter, Julia, Sam, Cam, Connor, and Hadley
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Wellesley on Tuesday, May 14th at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Camp O-AT-KA, "Fund for Camperships", PO Box 239, Sebago, ME 04029 or The One Fund Boston, Inc. 800 Boylston St, #990009, Boston, MA 02199.
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