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Thomas W. Ellingham

By Joshua Smith

Lockport - Thomas W. Ellingham, 62, of Lockport, formerly of Batavia, passed away suddenly Monday, (May 2, 2016) at Eastern Niagara Hospital, in Lockport.

Mr. Ellingham was born November 13, 1953 in Batavia, a son of the late William and Frances (Gilliatt) Ellingham.

Tom was an avid football fan, especially the Buffalo Bills and was a former youth soccer coach. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his grandchildren. 

He liked to work with his hands and took pleasure in working on DIY Home Improvement projects.

Surviving are his fiancé, Angel Power of Lockport; his daughters, Kate (Michael) Whitcomb of Fairport, and and Melissa Yannello of Hilton; step children, Michael (Patricia) Power of Boston, Mass., and Shana (Eric) Jensen of Lockport; grandchildren, Andrew and Zack Whitcomb, Lilliana and Gianni Yannello, Griffin and Dahlia Power, Madelyn and Julia Jensen; two sisters, Ann Ellingham of Batavia and Patty (Tom) Kent of Oakfield.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara (late Robert) Hillabush.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where Tom’s Memorial Service will be held immediately following calling hours at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, NY 14228.  Burial will take place privately at a later date.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at

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