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John Richard Ellwanger

John Richard Ellwanger, passed away on October 23, 2018, at the age of 80. John grew up in Queens, NY, the son of Daisy and John Ellwanger. John graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, NY, received his Chemical Engineering degree from the City College of New York, and received a Nuclear Engineering degree from Oak Ridge Institute of Reactor Technology, Oak Ridge, TN. John began his career with the Atomic Energy Commission, Washington DC, where he worked to develop safety regulations for nuclear reactors. His work continued at Burns & Roe, Oradell, NJ and Long Island, NY where he helped develop and design the Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor. His career continued with Con Edison and Entergy at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan, NY until his retirement. In his retirement, John and his wife, Ena, enjoyed spending time at their second home in Bethany Beach, DE, as well as time with his friends at the Larchmont Shore Club, Larchmont, NY where he could be found sitting at the pool reading and discussing his many interests, especially American History. John found his ultimate enjoyment spending time with his three grandchildren, whether on a cruise, ballfield, concert, graduation or dinner table. John, an avid dog lover, would often be seen walking one of his many dachshunds and terrier around the neighborhood for the last 47 years.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Ena Ellwanger, his son, Jon and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Baltimore, MD and his three grandchildren, Evan, Caitlin and Jonathan.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Saints John and Paul Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY, at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at Pelham Cemetery, City Island, Bronx, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Humane Society of Westchester,, 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914.632.2925.

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