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Charlene Ruth (Bartosik) Ellis

September 10, 1966 — February 5, 2023

Latrobe (Derry Twp.), PA

Charlene Ruth (Bartosik) Ellis, 56, of Latrobe, (Derry Township), passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1966, in Johnstown, to the late Philip and Dolores (Parks) Bartosik. Charlene worked as a disability claims adjudicator for the Bureau of Disability Determination. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish and she was a union steward for SEIU. She was formerly a CCD teacher at Holy Trinity Parish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Francine (Bartosik) Cowger; and her grandmother Juliana (Parks) Bartosik-Kovach. Charlene is survived by her husband of 34 years, David Jay Ellis; three children, Loretta Ellis, Benjamin Ellis and Carrie Ellis; two sisters, Paulette Bartosik and Dolores Anita (Bartosik) White; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, at the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in St. Vincent Basilica with Father Leon Hont, O.S.B., as celebrant. A private interment will be at St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe.  The family suggests memorial donations in her name be made to Helping Hearts & Healing Tails, P.O. Box 42, Stahlstown, PA 15687. To purchase flowers or send condolences, please visit

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Frederick Funeral Home, Inc.

1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

A.M. Interment (St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Cemetery, Latrobe)

300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650

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