USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
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In honor and loving memory of
CDR George Gilbert Ellis, Jr. (My Hero)CDR George G. Ellis, Jr. USNR (Ret) Passed away in his home in Walnut Creek on Friday, December 19, 2003 after a long illness.
George was born November 11, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA and had resided in Walnut Creek since 1969. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1942 with a degree in Geology and Engineering and was immediately inducted into the Navy. He was a World War II veteran after serving in the South Pacific in The Submarine Service aboard the USS Bluegill and USS Becuna. He retired as a commander in November, 1981.
He is survived by his wife of 22, years, Helen M. Ellis; five children, Nancy Thompson (Ken) of Avila Beach, CA, Mary Lynn Lowrey (John) of DeSoto, TX, Stephen J. of Houston, TX, Mark J. (Mona) of Los Gatos, CA, Timothy K. of Pittsburg, CA; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ward (Dan); five grandchildren; and sister, Jerry Power of Torrence, CA.
George retired from Bechtel Corp. in 1986 after working on projects in Korea, Libya, the Philippines, Australia, as well as several in the United States. He was a member of Theta XI Fraternity, The Navy League of Contra Costa County, a life member of the Naval Reserve Assn., The Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, San Francisco Chapter of U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII, Life member of Military Officers of America, Submarine Force Library and Museum Assn. George also had 12,000 volunteer hours at John Muir Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held on January 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lafayette Veterans Building, 1st and Mt. Diablo Blvd. Donations can be made to Hospice of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison Street, Concord, CA 94520.
Published in the Contra Costa Times on 12/28/2003. [Contributed to the USS Bluegill Web Site by his Son, Tim Ellis.]
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