Ellis M.D., George A., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

It is with saddened hearts that we announce that George Arthur Ellis, M.D. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at age 86. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” of 51 years. Loving father of Declan of Freeland, Ronan (Terese) of Seattle, Aideen (Lance Hamilton) of Toronto; and loving dad to Amanda of Chicago and Lisa of Saginaw. He is predeceased by his daughter, Patricia; son, Brendan; brother, Brendan; and parents, Arthur and Mabel. Cherished Grandfather of Katrina and Brendan Ellis, Liam and Katherine Hamilton, and Christine, Katherine and Ashley Ellis. Great Grandfather to Nicholas Ellis Green. He also leaves behind his sisters: Maeve Taylor and Joan Scarry; brothers- in-law: Paul and Kevin Leahy; and sisters-in-law: Mary Leahy and Brenda Breen all residing in Ireland. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Ireland and the US. George was a dedicated family doctor practicing in Shields for over 25 years as well as serving as Medical Director in the Substance Abuse Program at Saginaw Community Hospital for 15 years. He was a member of the Saginaw Medical Society, the AMA and the Saginaw Country Club for many years. George was also a Joycean scholar and regularly attended James Joyce seminars in Dublin including attending Bloomsday festivities, which date is celebrated yearly on June 16, coincidentally the date of his passing. He was a true intellect, a man of ideas who lived in his world of books and he reflected a more gracious and formal era. Besides his books, he took great joy in Irish music, theater and dance. George will be remembered for bringing joy and laughter to his many dear friends and family. He will be missed at weddings and other celebrations where he was known for his dancing. He will be remembered fondly to all those he touched in life including: family, friends and his many patients he helped throughout the years. The family would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to his doctors, nurses and Hospice of Hope. Ni fheicidmid a leithead aris -We’ll never see his likes again. George’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening, at the funeral home under the direction of Pastoral Associate, Audrey Wilson. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may please consider memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Memorial Fund, A&D Charitable Foundation or Hospice of Hope, Frankenmuth. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or thorough www.deislerfuneralhome.com.