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Ellis P. Updegraff, Jr.

Obituary for Ellis P. Updegraff, Jr.

June 21, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania


Ellis P. Updegraff Jr. of Norristown, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2018 at the age of 90. He graduated Dobbins High School and went on to marry the love of his life, Mary Dolores, whom predeceased him in 2010. He proudly served our country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Ellis had many proud achievements throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, serving as Grand Tall Cedar of North America in 2003. Ellis was also a charter member of the Worcester Fire Company, as well as the West Norriton Ambulance Squad. He was the former president of the Superior Tube Employee's Credit Union. Ellis was a CPR and first aid instructor for the Red Cross.

Ellis is survived by his daughters Linda Sapp (Laurin), Margaret Dillon (Richard), and Lori Angelucci (Christopher). He leaves behind his grandchildren Nicole Burris (Roger), Matthew Krupp (Allison), Keith Kline (Heather), Devon Reynolds (Joshua), Rebecca Trimber (Mark), Krista Angelucci, Michael Angelucci, and 10 great-grandchildren. Ellis also leaves behind his sisters Margaret Jane McMaster and Joy Garber.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ellis' life on Wednesday June 27 from 9 – 10:50 AM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish, 200 W Germantown Pike in Norristown. His Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tall Cedars of Spring City PO box 38 Spring City PA 19475, the Caron Foundation Attn: Caron Development Office 243 N. Galen Hall Rd. Wernersville, PA 19565, or Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Foundation Lockbox P.O. Box 781352 Philadelphia, PA, 19178-1352.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Tall Cedars of Spring City
    PO box 38
    Spring City, PA 19475
  • The Caron Foundation attn: Caron Development Office
    2433 N. Galen Hall Rd.
    Warnersville, PA 19565
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Foundation Lockbox
    PO Box 781352
    Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352

Arrangements By

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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