Ellis, Allen Windfield
Birth: Wednesday, June 15, 1938 in Laurel, Maryland
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 81
Laid to Rest: Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Allen Windfield Ellis, 81, of Waldorf, MD passed away at University of MD Charles Regional Hospital, La Plata, MD on January 17, 2020. Born on June 15, 1938 in Laurel, MD he was the son of the late Clarence Weckesser and the late Ruth Allen Weckesser.
Allen proudly joined the Air Force at age 17 and served his country as a Firefighter until his honorable discharge in June, 1959. He met his beloved wife, Margaret C. Piazza in 1965. Allen and Margaret were married in June 1967 and they began their family, going on to raise one daughter. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage before Margaret's passing in 2011.
He continued his journey as a firefighter and supported his family working for the Prince George's County Fire Department, both the Hillside and Seat Pleasant Departments. He was so dedicated to serving his community, that he was also a volunteer firefighter. Allen's firefighting career spanned 22 years until his retirement in 1976. Allen was not one to ask for accolades but his heroic profession showered him with praise. Community was important to him, but making sure everyone went home to their families at the end of the shift was everything. With hands of steel and a soft heart, Allen gave his all to those suffering unfortunate circumstances.
Allen was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan and never missed a game. Whether he cheered from the stands, or his couch he rooted for his beloved Skins no matter what their record showed. He also loved watching Law and Order which brought the detective out in him! A true Marylander, he thoroughly enjoyed picking and eating Southern Maryland blue crabs. He never turned down the opportunity to get elbow deep in the "old bay" crustaceans. Allen was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Clinton, MD and was very involved with their Men's Dinners.
Allen is survived by his children, Deborah Ellis-Jones (Phyllis), Christie Nixon, Allen W. Ellis, Jr. and David Ellis; his brothers, Billy Weckesser and Rodney Weckesser, his sisters Ina Belcher and Melody Sweeney, his beloved grandson Jonathan Bartholomew (Jaclyn) and granddaughter Stacey Thacker. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one brother Sonny Ellis and one sister Reola Dove.
Allen's family will receive visitors for a Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Firemen's Prayers will begin at 7pm, with Elaine Huttenloch, Chaplain of Prince Georges County Fire Department officiating. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11am, also at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20735 where Allen will be laid to rest with his beloved wife. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD