Richard G. Ellers, K8JLK SK July 7, 2021 AGE 93

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  1. K2HAT

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    Richard G. Ellers, K8JLK SK

    Richard G. Ellers
    1927 - 2021


    93, of Warren, OH died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at his home.
    He was born August 22, 1927, in New Haven, CT, to Frederick N. and Margaret M. (Valente) Ellers, the family later moved to upstate New York.

    He graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, New York in May 1945, but skipped his graduation ceremony to enlist in the United States Navy, serving as a Gunner's Mate on minesweepers in the Pacific Theater, reaching the Philippines and Japan.
    Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, he studied at Kent State University's school of Journalism, graduating in 1953. He worked as a reporter and photographer for the Warren Tribune Chronicle from 1954- 1965; and then for the Cleveland Plain Dealer until his retirement in 1992.
    His wide-ranging reporting beats included presidential political campaigns, science and nature, industry, and human interest. Among the notable people he interviewed were astronaut and Senator John Glenn, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson, The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey.
    Richard was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, for which he served as an elder for many years. He was an enthusiastic volunteer, including as a Jaycee, a Harding High School Band Parent, a member of Trumbull 100, and a docent for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

    His many hobbies included amateur radio (as K8JLK), photography, woodworking, home repair, sailing, crossword puzzles, and vegetable gardening.
    He completed the Trumbull County Master Gardner program in his 80's.

    Richard is survived by his wife, Martha (McLaughlin) Ellers, whom he married in 1956; daughter, Elizabeth (Eugene Gulland) Ellers of Aldie, VA; son, Andrew Ellers of Lake Forest Park, WA; and granddaughter, Zoe Reay-Ellers.

    Services will be held 12:00 pm on Monday, July 12, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, where Rev. Betty Angelini will officiate.
    Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
    Friends and family may view Richard's obituary and/or send condolences to his family by visiting

    In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the First Presbyterian Church or the Trumbull County Historical Society.
    To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
    Published by The Plain Dealer from Jul. 9 to Jul. 11, 2021.
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