Charles J. Ellison
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Charles J. Ellison
  • April 29, 1996 - March 27, 2017
  • Croton on Hudson, New York

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Charles Ellison, 20, of Croton-on-Hudson, died peacefully on March 27 after a courageous 8-month battle with brain cancer, surrounded by family and friends.
Charles was born on April 29, 1996 in Sleepy Hollow to Rich and Betsy Ellison. He was a 2014 graduate of Croton-Harmon High School, where he was a member of the varsity football and lacrosse teams. Charles was a junior at Tulane University in New Orleans, majoring in mathematics, with plans to become an actuary.
Charles was passionate about being a volunteer member of Croton EMS, becoming certified as an EMT in 2014 and receiving the Executive Officers Award in 2016. He also had a zest for life, enjoying new experiences (such as skydiving and travelling), socializing with friends, spending time with family and his dog Gracie, attending concerts, playing his guitar, and finding the fun in everyday activities.
He is survived by his parents; his sister, Natalie; his grandparents John and Karen Fouracre of Geneva, NY, and John and Jean Ellison of Schenectady, NY; his aunts and uncles, Doug (Katie) Fouracre, Janet (Allen) Porter, Sheila (Howard) Smith, and Mike (Lisa) Ellison; and many cherished cousins, great aunts and great uncles. Charles was blessed by having a number of good friends. He touched many lives, and will be dearly missed.
His family wishes to thank the staff of Westchester Medical Center for the dedicated, supportive and kind care given to him.
Visiting hours are Friday, March 31 from 5:00 - 8:30pm at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton-on-Hudson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church of Ossining, 34 South Highland Ave, Ossining, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Croton EMS, 44 Wayne St, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 (www.crotonems.org).