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Donald D. Ellingwood

September 2, 1946 - October 21, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

October 21, 2021



Birth Date:

September 2, 1946

Birth Place:

Towanda, Pennsylvania

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Donald D. Ellingwood

Donald D. Ellingwood, 75, of Waverly passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side.

He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew J. and Anita Ellingwood Sr.; sisters, Joyce and Loretta; and his brothers, George and Andy.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jeanine Decker Ellingwood of Waverly; his two daughters, Shilo S. (Chris Nicholson) Ellingwood Nicholson of FL and Tammy J. (Kenton Spencer) Geiss of Waverly; his two grandsons, Ethan O. McEnulty and Jayden Geiss; his sisters, Louise (Phil) Austin of Waverly and Patricia (Jim) Garrett of FL; and his brother, Richard Harmon of TX. 

Don was born in Sayre and graduated from Waverly High School in the Class of 1965.  He went on to join the Marines and made a career of it for 30 years as a Master Sergeant where he received two purple hearts. 

He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter.

The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Don’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: john dugan
Sincere condolences to the family of Donald Ellingwood. We were friends and classmante.  He was a good man.  May he rest in peace.

From: Kimberly S Kennedy
I am broken over this news. One of the kindest, sweetest and caring men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He always stopped to see me when he was at the hospital and had the greatest stories which I enjoyed listening to. We had a special bond. You will be forever missed and remembered. Semper FI my sweet friend. Thank you for your service and being such a great friend. Kim-Guthrie Internal Medicine

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From: Sandra Earl
My sincere sympathy to Don's family.  Don was a great guy and a good friend to our family. I  recall the many times he would stop by our house and have pie. He loved my mom's pie. He was really good to 
Papa Roy - a real friend. Rest in Peace Don.

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