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“Dear Karen and FamilyI am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He is one of my early unforgettable mentors. As a 15-16 year old boy he welcomed...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: David Bonnett - Silverdale, WA

“So thankful to have known Mr. Ellenberger and Tom and Karen Lassiter over the last year. Mr. Ellenberger will be missed greatly at NHC. May God's...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Adrienne Cuff - Charleston, SC

“The loss of Mr. Ellenberger has been felt by many here at NHC. He will forever be in our hearts and your family will forever be in our minds and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Samantha Paonita - Charleston, SC

“Karen & Tom, Tom & Renee, Tim & Camillia,We have fond memories of your dad working diligently in his garden and sharing his abundance of tomatoes and...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Sciullo - Allison Park, PA

“To the Ellenberger Family:I am sorry for the loss of your father. He was a kind and loving person. I will always have fond memories of him. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Willie Ann Lewis, HCR Manor - SC

“Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I know that he is at peace now. Thinking about you and your entire family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Darlinda Cox - Charleston, SC

“Mrs. Lassiter, My sincerest condolences are offered. It doesn't matter the age, losing Daddy hurts. Thankfully, you and your family had him in your...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Howard - James Island, SC

“Rest In Peace...Pap ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Young - Charleston, SC

“Dear Karen, Tim & Tom,Your Dad lived a remarkable life. He was such a good neighbor for so many years. You have my deepest sympathy. So much has...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Popinski (Blaha) - Glenshaw, PA

“Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Mr. Ellenberger was a great neighbor and dear friend of the family. We will always remember him tending to his...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: cheryl sciullo - allison park, PA

“Cherie and Mrs. Karen,Just want you to know I am thinking and praying for you and your family!With a long lived life, I am certain you have lots of...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Barfield - SC


Thomas Roy Ellenberger, 96, of Charleston, SC, widower of Jeanne W. Ellenberger, entered into eternal rest Monday, February 27, 2017. His funeral service will be held at the graveside Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Roy was born April 27, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Glenshaw, PA for 92 years. He was the son of the late E. Roy Ellenberger and Pearl Fitzsimmons Ellenberger. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired insurance agent for Prudential Insurance. Roy was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Harbor View Presbyterian Church. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen E. Lassiter (Tom) of Charleston; two sons, Thomas C. Ellenberger (Renee') of Columbia, SC, and Timothy R. Ellenberger (Camellia) of Brevard, NC; ten grandchildren: Cherie Wash (Tim), David Lassiter (Michelle), Tim Ellenberger, Mark Ellenberger (Missy), Paige Hughes (Gregg), Brooke Ellenberger, Joe Ellenberger (Charisse), Tom Ellenberger (Mariah), Melissa Sanderson (Paul), and Ben Story (Betsy); and fourteen great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Roy's caregivers: Martha Goss, Edith Goss and Barbara Young, and the caring staff at NHC.

Memorials may be made to Harbor View Presbyterian Church, 900 Harbor View Road, Charleston, SC 29412.