Robert Fields Ellis

HOLLIS, NH – Robert Fields Ellis, 94, died Sunday, July 31st, at his home in Hollis, NH. He was born in Somerville, Mass., July, 13th 1922, son of Herbert Ross Jennings Ellis and Florence (Foss) Ellis.

He attended Malden High School. Upon completion, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in Wyoming. In March of 1941 he joined the United States Marine Corps, with basic training taking place at Parris Island in South Carolina. His duty stations included the Brooklyn and Philadelphia/Washington Navy Yards, Anacostia Naval Air station and service in the South Pacific during World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, he served with the Third Amphibious Corps, 8th Defense Battalion Anti-Aircraft, in Samoa, the Wallis Islands, Hawaii, the Gilbert Islands and Okinawa. After the end of WWII, Robert joined the United States Navy as a "Sea Bee", serving in Cuba.

He was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America, served with the Marine Corps League and various veteran organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He spent many years actively working for the Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program.

Robert is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Joan (Spooner) Ellis, formerly of Stoneham, Mass. He was the father of seven children, Robert Fields (Jr), Candice, Bonnie, David, Ross, Patricia and Charles; nine grandchildren, Richard, Rebecca, Sara, Emerald, Michael, Justin, Kayla, Amanda, Kara; and four greatgrandchildren, Adam, Kira, Rue and Raelee.

Services will be in private. Donations can be made to the "Semper Fi Fund" "semperfifund.org" in Robert’s name.