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Arthur W. Ellermann, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at JFK Haven Hospice on June 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 7, 1931 at home in Union City, New Jersey, Arthur served in the United States Army during the Korean War (1950-1954). He returned home, and earned his degree in Accounting from St. Peter’s College in 1958. Post-graduation, Arthur earned his CPA and served as Chief Financial Officer at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for over 27 years.
Arthur’s greatest joy in life was his family. Upon retirement, he became an avid golfer. Arthur was a communicant of St. John Vianney, where he served as a eucharistic minister and a member of the parish council.
Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Bessie.
A longtime resident of Colonia, Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary. He also leaves behind his six beloved children, Marybeth Brems (Bill), Patricia, Arthur Jr. (Teresa), Linda Lordi (Joe), Judith Carney, Melissa Campione (Ralph). He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Jillian, Maggie (Michael), Jacob, John Henry (Morgan), Seton (Liam), Christian, Ryan, Chelsea (Brian), Mary Claire, Connor, Kyle, Grace, Michael, Madelyn and his four great-grandchildren, Liam, Hadley, Robby and Delaney. He also leaves behind his brother, Kenneth and his two sisters, Alice and Karen.
Friends may visit the Gosselin Funeral Home at 660 New Dover Road Edison, NJ on Friday June 7, 2019 from 4-8PM.
Funeral Services will begin at 8:30AM on Saturday June 8, 2019. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. John Vianney, 420 Inman Avenue Colonia, NJ on Saturday June 8, 2019 at 9:30AM.
Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Arthur’s memory to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Inc. or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Inc.
6555 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda MD 20817
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105