In memory of
Ellis Joseph Budin
Ellis Joseph Budin Age 74, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Wilmington, DE of complications from a recent diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. Born January 18, 1943, he attended PS duPont High School in Wilmington, DE and earned his bachelor's degree at Park University in Parkville, MO. After high school, Ellis joined the US Army and served as a medic in West Germany. He moved to Kansas City, MO in 1967 and settled in Prairie Village, KS. Later in life, he returned to Wilmington, DE to be closer to family. Ellis forged a career as a health insurance underwriter and developed a robust knowledge of the medical field. Sports were a passion and he maintained a deep pride for all teams from Kansas City and in particular, the University of Kansas basketball team. Ellis' other passions were reading, bridge - from which he made a new set of friends, and traveling - which was initially sparked while he served in the US Army in West Germany. After retiring, he traveled to Mexico, Germany, and Israel and entertained dreams of traveling to Spain and England. Pets were always near and dear to his heart and throughout his life, he adopted a dog and cats. Ellis is survived by his children, David Budin (Beth Staton) and Sara Budin (Brian Stokle); granddaughter, Ella; sister, Ethel Parsons (Don); brother, Arnold Budin (Gail); longtime partner, Ruth Ellen Jacobson; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 W. Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. Shiva will be observed 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 19 and 7:00 pm Thursday, April 20 at the home of Ethel and Don Parsons. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( www.lls.org ), Andy's Friends - a Cat Shelter, 1520 Ridge Road, Wilmington, DE 19809, or Congregation Beth Emeth. SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL
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