James F. Ellis, Jr., 64, of Hunter Rd., LaFargeville, NY, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, December 16, 2018.
Born on November 3, 1954 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of James F. and Dorothy M. Diehl Ellis. He graduated from South Jefferson High School in 1972
James married Candace A. Lader on September 9, 2000 in Alexandria Bay, NY. The couple has lived on the Hunter Rd. all their married life.
He worked at various local farms and Capts Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY, until he was unable to, due to ill health.
Survivors include his wife, Candace; three sons, James David Ellis, Evan Merrihew and Michael Robinson; two grandchildren, Marri Merrihew and Jakob Merrihew; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Betty Jo Ellis, LaFargeville, NY; a sister, Shirley Stephens, Watertown, NY; several nieces and nephews.
His parents, a brother, Charles F. Ellis and a sister, Joyce R. Taylor all died previously.
A Celebration of Life service will be at a later date.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
Donations may be made to the Plessis Fire Dept., or to the Alexandria Bay Fire Dept.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.