October 12, 1953 ~ February 21, 2003
Ellis, Bradley Thomas October 12, 1953 - February 21, 2003
Brad Ellis, 49, a longtime resident of Hermosa Beach passed away in an accident on February 21, 2003. Brad is survived by his beloved wife, Patty, and his two sons, Trevor and Slater. Also left to mourn his passing is his mother Lois Bristow; father Thomas (Nancy) Ellis; brother Derek (Kristi) Ellis; sister Sheridyn (Richard) McClain; step-sister Cathy Chambers; mother-in-law Carol Ann Strong; brothers-in-law Scott (Hidi) Strong, Chris (Renee) Strong, Todd Strong; sister- in-law Cassie Strong; along with nieces and nephews Trent and Ashley Ellis, Kaitlyn McClain, Gala Strong, Mara Strong and Angela Strong. He and his wife are the owners of Ellis Building Contractors of Manhattan Beach. Brad was born in the South Bay, and grew up in Palos Verdes. After marrying Patty in 1989, the couple settled in Hermosa Beach and raised a family. An avid surfer and boater, Brad loved the ocean and the outdoors. He was a regular at the Cove and on his boat in Catalina. A devoted father and friend, he shared his enthusiastic happiness with those around him. Brad was currently the General Contractor for the construction of the new administration building of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. His company was also recently awarded the contract to refurbish the outdoor track at Mira Costa High School. Brad's charity and kindness were well known. A born leader with a quiet smile, Brad touched all that knew him. Last week he had just finished donating his time as a General Contractor for the construction of the new batting cages at Clark Field in Hermosa Beach. He inspired us to appreciate life, and all that it offers. His sudden death is a loss to everyone, especially his family. In his passing, we realize how much we loved and admired him, and how much Brad loved us in return. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 3:30 PM at Clark Field in Hermosa Beach on Valley Drive. A memorial fund has been established in Brad's name to aid the various charities he supported. Contributions can be sent to: The Brad Ellis Fund, C/O Ellis Building Contractors, Inc. 219 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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