Herbert Kellam Ellingwood Obituary

Date of Birth:

Thursday, May 8th, 1924

Date of Death:

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Funeral Home:

Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory
560 Montreal Avenue
Melbourne, Florida, UNITED STATES


Herb Ellingwood passed away on April 1, 2012.

He was born May 8, 1924 in Rockland, Maine to the late Dr. William and Ruth Ellingwood.

He graduated from Rockland High School in 1942 and Mount Herman Preparatory School in 1943. Herb was a veteran of WW II and the Korean War. After graduating from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1944 he entered the Merchant Marine serving on dangerous waters of the North Atlantic and enemy Continental inland ports. He was then commissioned in the Naval Submarine Service and served as an officer aboard the USS Remora and the USS Balao. While remaining a Naval Reserve officer, he continued his education, graduating from Husson College, Bangor, Maine and from American International College, Springfield, Mass. He retired from a career in commercial banking as well as from the Naval Reserve as a Commander. He was a loving family man and good friend with a wonderful sense of humor. Herb was an avid golfer and patriot.

He married the love of his life, Hazel Arlene Day in 1949. He is survived by his loving wife; their two daughters, Ruth Mixon (Robert) and Judy Ellingwood; grandsons, Rob Mixon (Hanna) and Russ Mixon, and one great grandson, Logan. He was preceded in death by his two older brothers, William and Richard Ellingwood.

A Celebration of Herb’s Life will be held privately. Please dress in cheerful golf/casual attire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Warrior Salute, 860 Hard Road, Webster, NY 14580.

Hazel Ellingwood passed away on November 9, 2012.

She was born Hazel Arlene Day on the 4th of July 1925 in Appleton, Maine to the late George Willis Day and Clara Dearborn Day of Union, Maine.

Hazel graduated as valedictorian of her class at Union High School and with honors from Husson College in Bangor, Maine. She was also a graduate of the University of Maine. She played first-string basketball in high school and at Husson College and also coached women’s basketball. Hazel taught college during the war years, married Herbert K. Ellingwood in 1949, and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts where she taught at Bay Path Junior College in Longmeadow. When Herb was recalled to Naval Submarine Service during the Korean War, they moved to Key West, Florida where their two daughters were born.

When Herb left active duty in the Navy, they returned to Springfield, Massachusetts. Herb and Haze also lived in Georgia, Alabama, and other parts of Florida before settling in Satellite Beach to enjoy their retirement years. Throughout the years and moves, Hazel was a happy mom who also worked to become qualified as an instructor and administrator of pre-schools with emphasis on early detections of learning disabilities in the very young. She established programs for positive corrective intervention and emphasized the importance of involvement by both schools and parents. Early childhood education and helping children were her passions.

Hazel was a cherished wife and mother who brought joy to many lives. She was a fun-loving and dynamic woman with a great sense of humor. Just ask “the Circle gang”; they’ll regale you with great stories of Herb and Haze. Hazel was always grateful for the wonderful friendships she was blessed to find and she loved staying in contact with family and friends all around the world. She sends her love to all.

Hazel is survived by her brother, Edric Day (Joan); her two daughters Ruth Mixon (Robert) and Judy Ellingwood; her two grandsons Rob Mixon (Hanna) and Russ Mixon; and her two great grandchildren Logan and Carly Mixon. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Herb, her brother Robert and her sister Agnes.

Her family would like to thank the many caring people who helped Hazel and us through the difficult times as she bravely endured the loss of her husband while also facing declining heath.

Memorial donations may be made to the William Childs Hospice House in Hazel’s name.

Herbert Ellingwood
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