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ELLMAN, Bruce F.

ELLMAN - Bruce F. Age 71, of North Tonawanda, unexpectedly, September 5, 2016. Bruce had been professional firefighter for the North Tonawanda Fire Department, he retired as a Captain after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Tonawanda Island Launch Club and a life-long member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Bruce loved traveling, boating, golf and bowling. Beloved husband of Alice (Beyea) Ellman; dear father of Douglas (Lisa) Ellman and Lisa (Tim) Lee; step-father of Rick McCumber and Rhonda (Andy) Monte; grandfather of nine grandchildren; brother of Ronald Ellman, Wendy (Gary) Binkley and Susan (Arsene) Gerber; uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Thursday from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 AM from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Interment in St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined, if so desired memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. Guest register available at

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