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John A. Ellison
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    3900 Vincent Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45205

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“Barb: So sorry to hear of John's passing. I pray for your peace and calm during these times.Hope you receive this note, as I do want you to know that...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with John at Eagle Savings, A true gentleman and great person. John was extremely proud of his wife and children. I have had the pleasure...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ed Hensley - Cincinnati, OH

“We were so sorry to hear about John's passing. We have many memories from Windview Drive. May God be with your family at this difficult time. You're...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the pleasure working with John at Eagle Savings. He was a kind gentle soul and knew the mortgage business. My thoughts and prayers go to your...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Kearns - Cincinnati, OH

“Saturday, 02/10/18To the Ellison Family,"I worked with John many years at Eagle Savings Association. We shared the same birth date of February 18th...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Trent and Sharon (Lehane) Lewis - OH

“Saturday, 02/10/18To the Ellison Family,"I worked with John many years at Eagle Savings Association. We shared the same birth date of February 18th...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Trent and Sharon (Lehane) Lewis - OH

“Dad-- Thank you for modeling integrity, courage and strength! We are the children we are today because of you and mom. I miss your smile and laugh. I...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Ellison - Cincinnati, OH

“I"m so sorry to hear abut Mr. Ellison's passing. I enjoyed taking care of him as his dental hygienist. I especially loved talking with him about...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: kristy macke - cincinnati, OH

“Barb, I just read of Johnny's passing. my heart goes out to you and the family. God's grace will be upon and see you through this time of mourning. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Leedy - Cincinnati, OH

“You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kiki

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Barb, just heard about the passing of Johnny. Our hearts go out to you & your family. We really enjoyed being around Johnny during get-togethers at...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jan & Russ Cosby


Air Force

John Ellison, 87 years of age, passed away on Monday, Feb.5, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Ellison for over 63 years and the devoted father of Greg (Angie), Barry, David (late Teresa), and Julie. He was a loving grandfather to Laureen Ellison, (Colum Young), Michelle Shetty (Chethan), Samantha Ellison, Nicole Ellison, Lindsey Ellison, and Brandon Ellison. Additionally, he was the proud great-grandfather of Marin Young and Cian Young. He is also survived by several "cousins" and "nieces/nephews" among Paula (Scott), James, and Henry Thole, Mike Lucas (Marilyn), the extended Carney family, and the Leedy family as well as many dear, wonderful friends whom he cherished.
John was born in 1930 and grew up as a child in the Camp Washington and (South) Fairmount areas of Cincinnati. He graduated from Western Hills High School where he played trumpet in the school's band and was on their 1948 state champion baseball team. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force rising to the rank of sergeant and serving as an air traffic controller in the Korean War. Following discharge from the military, he eventually settled into a career in the mortgage loan industry for over 40 dedicated years starting with Eagle Savings Association and concluding with Union Savings Bank from where he retired. Aside from family and work responsibilities, he was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Church for over 40 years, an avid member of the OLL "Old-Timers" softball team for over 35 years, a member of the Elder High School Principal's "Lay Advisory Board" during the 1970s, and a long-time, enthusiastic supporter of the Elder Dad's Club/ Elder Boosters. Music of the "big band era", jazz, and "old standards" always brought him particular enjoyment. ... READ MORE →