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January 11, 2014

Michael (Mike) Wyatt Ellis

Michael (Mike) Wyatt Ellis

CHERRY VALLEY — Michael (Mike) Wyatt Ellis, 59, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

He was born in Queens on April 7, 1954. He moved to Cherry Valley with his parents and was a 1972 graduate of Cherry Valley Central School.

He spent 1 ½ years serving in the U.S. Army being stationed in both Berlin, Germany and Vicenza, Italy.

He married Vicky Wilmot in July 1979. He has worked for the past 26 years for Royal Carting Service in Hopewell Junction as a heavy equipment operator.

He enjoyed tinkering on cars, watching the stock market, and his love for the many cats he rescued.

Survivors include his wife, Vicky (Wilmot) Ellis of Cherry Valley; his parents, Howard and Frances Ellis of Cherry Valley; his daughter, Christy Cardinale; and his brother, Tim Ellis of Cherry Valley.

He was predeceased by a brother, Howard (Buzz) Ellis.

Cremation took place at the Leatherstocking Crematory Inc., Cherry Valley.

There will be no public services at this time.

Contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the ASPCA.

To send online condolences or light a candle visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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