Richard "Dick" Ellingsworth

Jun 17 1934
Aug 22 2018

Richard "Dick" Ellingsworth 84, passed away peacefully, Wednesday August 22nd at Tel Hai Hospice. Born June 17, 1934 at Doe Run, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth Ellingsworth and Mary (nee Lied) Ellingsworth.

Born and raised on Buck and Doe Run Valley Farms he was one of the King Ranch cowboys. After graduating from Unionville High School, he worked for Brandywine Polo Association where he trained ponies and played polo. He then served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he had worked for Capital Bakers, Unionville Saddle Shop, Watters Trucking and Krapfs Bus Company. Upon his retirement he worked part time for NAPA Auto Parts.

He was a life long member of Olivet United Methodist Church in Coatesville. He was an advid supporter of local High School Sports, coached Little League Babe Ruth, Legion fast pitch and slow pitch softball all for Watters Trucking. Dick's fall passion was fox hunting following the Cheshire hounds in Unionville.

Dick is survived by his wife of 63 years, Freida Hall Ellingsworth, daughter Gerri Jackwood (Rand) of Middle River, MD, son Samuel (Geralyn) of Downingtown and granddaughter Hannah of Downingtown, sister Delores Brown of Ercildoun, brother James (Ace) of Cochranville and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Kenneth of Atglen.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from the hours of 10:00 am to 11:30 am with a celebration of life immediately following at Olivet United Methodist Church, 310 E Chestnut Street, Coatesville, PA. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Olivet United Methodist Church.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 25 2018 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Olivet United Methodist Church, 310 E Chestnut Street, Coatesville, PA.


So sorry to hear about Dick. Great.person always had a smile on his face. Heaven has gained a special person.

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Gerri and Family,

In all the years i’ve Known you Gerri didn’t realize your dad was a King Ranch cowboy. My father was a friend of J. Deaver Alexander. My thought and prayers for you and your family.


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So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. My parents spent many nights and weekends enjoying Dick’s company on the polo field, at the bowling alley, working on fun projects, driving in the woods, at their houses and at church functions. Easy going with a great laugh, always there to lend a hand and a great family man. Truly one of the best, the Lord called a good one home.  Linda & Doug Callery & Betty Magealson from Williamsburg VA




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Please accept my deepest condolances for your families loss, Dick was a great man 

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I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, Jehovah, give you the courage and the strength to cope. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) The Bible further comforts us in Psalm 55:22 “Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.” May these scriptures and God’s promise of resurrection hope gives you comfort during this time (John 5:28,29).

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I am so sorry to hear  of Dicks passing.  I remember the days when we were in Scott that Dick used to drop you off in front of the school at noon.  Boy we had good times back then.  These are the times I like to remember.  Can you recall how you used to bring me soft pretzels and give them to me in Frank Gladings chemistry class. I also remember when I moved to West End in 7th grade some of the birthday parties we had in your house on Strode Ave and Bettys house on Charles ST.  Also on Joan Reagens house on Charles St.  It is said the good times don't leave you and I believe that is true.  Again please accept my sorrowful feeling doing this time.  God Bless!!!!!!

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Just heard that Dick passed away. I’m so sorry Frieda. I’ll always remember how we carried on driving the bus together. He was a lot of fun. Always made me laugh. May God give you comfort to endure this sad time. Your fellow bus driver, Brenda

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