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Robert "Punkin" L. Ellerbe

April 4, 1962 — December 18, 2023

Farrell

 

Robert “Punkin” L. Ellerbe, of Farrell, Pennsylvania, transitioned into Heaven on Monday, December 18, 2023, while a patient in the Emergency Room of UPMC, Shenango, following a sudden cardiac event. He was 61.

Robert’s sunrise was April 4, 1962, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, as he was born to Arthur L. and Doris M. (Newman) Ellerbe.

He graduated in 1980 from Farrell High School and was a member of Greater New & Living Way Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Sharon.

Punkin liked to attend the MCAR workshops. In addition, when he was attending the Adult Day Workshop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he was so happy to be crowned as the Prom King.

He loved cheering for his Pittsburgh Steelers, eating Reese’s Cups, working puzzles, watching re-runs of his favorite show, THE DUKES OF HAZARDS.

His presence will truly be missed, but we know he is at home with the Lord.

Survivors include: his sisters, Cheryl (Robert) Covington and Mary Harris, both of Cheraw, South Carolina; uncles, Marvin Newman and Sylvester Flowers; aunts, Elizabeth Davis and Rogerlyn Short; his cousin, who was honored as his caregiver, William I. Newman (Kristie Lea), of Farrell; and special cousins, Lynette Talley and Jacquelyn Newman.

His parents preceded him in death, as well as a host of family and friends.

A time of gathering in honor of Robert will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM, Saturday, December 23, 2023, in the Greater New & Living Way Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 840 Highland Rd., Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146. A Home Going Service will be held at 11:00 AM, officiated by Bishop Alvin J. McCoy. He will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at: www.bricelandfuneralservice.com    

Memorial contributions can be payable to MCAR, 842 N. Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148 (or) Great New & Living Way Apostolic Church.

Coordination of this tribute for Robert was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert "Punkin" L. Ellerbe, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, December 23, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Greater New & Living Way Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

840 Highland Rd, Sharon, PA 16146

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Home Going

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Greater New & Living Way Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

840 Highland Rd, Sharon, PA 16146

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