_____________________\n\n\n\nOn June 30th, 2022 Richard K. Ellison of Rochester NY passed away in Hope Mills, NC. He was 89 years old.\n\n\n\nHe is preceded in death by his mother Lillian Ellison and father Richard G. Ellison. Wife Fran Ellison (2nd) and Lorraine Ellison (3rd)\n\n\n\nHe is survived by his wife Marilou Ellison (1st), daughter Tracey Fredenberg (husband Tom), step-grandson Tommy Fredenberg, stepdaughter Lori Mancuso (Peter Mancuso), stepdaughter Lisa Trapini (Rich Trapini), and the daughter that took him as her Earth Daddy Julie Neumeier (Elliott Davis). Granddaughter Brianna Hilger, step-grandchildren Jessica Paszak, William Paszak, Nick Mancuso, Alex Mancuso, Jack Mancuso, Tommy Fredenberg and Joelle Hunter. His little buddy and great-grandson Brandon.\n\n\n\nHe graduated from the University of Cincinnati as an Aerospace Engineer (yes, my Dad was a rocket scientist) After achieving many great things in this career, including a letter of accommodation from the Secretary Of The Army and developing a patent he retired to enjoy more adventures.\n\n\n\nDick went on to become a jazz producer, a black jack tournament player and race horse owner.\n\n\n\nIn last year he moved to assisted living at Harmony at Hope Mills in NC to be able to be closer to family.\n\n\n\nHe was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Dick had a love of living life to its fullest. In his last months, he was able to have more adventures by going out to lunch giving restaurant reviews and even got to dance with his daughter Tracey at a concert played by his godson, Tom Ellison and his wife Lori.\n\n\n\nHe will be greatly missed but Heaven has surely become a little bit more fun having gained this angel.