Paul “Peck” Ellis

(Jan 14, 1929 to Dec 10, 2009)

For Paul, there was nothing he couldn’t create with his hands. At his home in Delanco, there was never a need for contractor. Whether it be a new kitchen, bathroom or converting a crawl space into a rec room it was well within his ability. But perhaps his favorite thing to busy his hands with were his racecars. Together with his brother, Harry, they started building masterpieces. Over the years, his cars amounted a mass of victories in the United Racing Club league, were driven by legendary drivers including Bobby Marshman and one car is still on display at the Eastern Museum of Motor racing in Pennsylvania. His younger days were filled with a love of football. Having been a part of the 1947 Riverside Championship Football team, and to have later played semi-pro with the Blair AC football team, it’s no wonder he was inducted to the Riverside Hall of Fame in 2004. He would later pass on this knowledge while coaching the Delanco Spartans, although it was also a reason to spend time with his sons. No matter how busy his day, he’d always make time for his kids, and later for his grandkids. From the time when his nights were spent helping his boys restore cars of their own, to when he would take the grandchildren on trips to the park or the Railroad Museum, for Paul it was always time well spent.rnrnAfter having served his country during the Korean War, he returned to Riverside. It was not long until he met a young woman named Beryl (nee Williams). By 1960 they were married, and soon their lives were blessed by their children Paul (Terri) of Rancocas Woods and James (Jennifer) of NC, and again by their grandchildren Christina, Cole and Catherine. Paul is also the brother of Harry (Shirley) of Phila., Robert (Barbara) of SC and the late Marie T. Ellis.rnrnCome celebrate 80 hardworking years Tuesday from 9 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where the service will be at 11. Interment Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the VFW Post 3020 1125 S. Fairview St., Delran, NJ 08075.

3 thoughts on “Paul “Peck” Ellis

  1. Jane Ann Hoffman and family

    Dear Ellis Family,rnrnI want to to send our sympathies to you on the loss of Paul. My father Jack Williamson was a very good friend of his and his brothers for that matter. My mother Claire Williamson has also. My dad would talk for hours about the Ellis bros. Racing and Bobby Marshman and their many adventures on the road with the racing cars. My dad passed away back in May of 2008 of lung cancer. What made it easier for us was the fablous job Michael, at Sweeneys and his brother. Just know that mr. Ellis is in the best of hands with them and God. Jack’s grand son Ryan (a racing fanatic) said to me when I told him about his Pops friend, “I’s very sad , but now pop has another angel friend to talk to on his cloud.” I could have not said it any better. Again God bless you all at this time and may each day get eaiser for you, and don’t forget all the loving memories.rnrnSincerely yours,rnThe Hoffmans and The Williamsonsrnirnrnrnrnrnrnrn

  2. Mickey/Lisa Ryan & Family

    Aunt Beryl, Paul, & James:rnrnWe are so sorry for your loss, we have very fond memories of Uncle Paul, we will miss him very much!rnrnMay God bless you!rnrnThe Ryan’s

  3. Dave Chmielewski

    Beryl, Paul & James: I like to believe that when we loose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them part of us. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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