Keith J. Ellis, 51 years of age, of Wethersfield, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Arthur and Beverly (Simons) Ellis. Keith was a 1981 graduate of Conard High School, West Hartford. He was the owner of Definitive Communications and Sun-Rayz Tanning Studio. He was a longstanding and faithful Baltimore Orioles baseball fan.
Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Nancy (Civitillo) Ellis; her parents Rose and Joseph Civitillo; step son Joseph Whalen; a sister Julie Levine and her husband Robert of West Hartford; and six nieces: Melissa, Vanessa, Kristina, Lauren, Margaux, and Nicole; sisters-in-law: Marie and Diane and her husband Robert, as well as many close friends.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, December 14, 2012 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with a funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. A memorial period will be observed at the home of his sister, Julie, 105 Mohawk Dr., West Hartford, following the funeral. Contributions in memory of Keith may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Keith, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.