Jason Ellis

Jason Ellis, 39, of Oviedo, Fla., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 11, 2014.

He was born June 22, 1974, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of Cathy Ellis of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Lee Ellis of South Dayton.

A native of the South Dayton area, he moved to Florida in 2009. Jason was known to family and friends as an authority on anything with a motor.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sons: Brandon Ellis, 18, of Forestville, N.Y., and Zachary Ellis, 8, of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Justin (Melissa) Ellis of South Dayton, N.Y.; a nephew, Devyn Ellis; a niece, Angela Sihavong; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents: Karl and Betty Brown of Kennedy, N.Y., and Jack and Stella Ellis of Little Valley, N.Y.

A celebration of life service will be held from 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, May 18, at the American Legion, Mill Street, South Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to he family of Jason Ellis, for an education fund being set up for his sons, c/o Cattaraugus County Bank, 303 Pine St., South Dayton, NY 14138.