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Harlan Ellison Dies at 84; Prolific, Irascible (Science) Fiction Writer


Mr. Ellison’s body of popular literary work — novels, short stories, scripts and much more — was as outsize as his fast-talking, polymathic personality.

Mary Lillian Ellison, 84, the Fabulous Moolah, Is Dead


Mary Lillian Ellison’s flying head scissors and hair-pulling “flying mare” body slams brought her renown as the professional wrestler the Fabulous Moolah.



ELLISON--Walton Darrell. Died on December 28, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Ruth, he is survived by his son Kevin and three grandchildren. Professor of Physics at The Cooper Union, he was both intelligent and kind. He was the best father one could have.

Fanny Ellison, 93, Dies; Helped Husband Edit 'Invisible Man'


Fanny McConnell Ellison, who was involved in the theater, politics and civil rights before she married Ralph Ellison and helped him edit his masterpiece, ''Invisible Man,'' died on Nov. 19 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. She was 93. The cause was complications of hip surgery, said John F. Callahan, Ellison's literary executor.

Richard Ellison, 80, Producer of Documentary on Vietnam, Dies


Richard Ellison, Emmy-winning documentary producer whose best-known work, 13-part history of Vietnam War, inspired both critical praise and impassioned televised rebuttal after it was broadcast on public television in 1983, dies at age 80 (M)



RIBET-Harriet (nee Ellison) passed away August 27 in New York. Harriet was active in Jewish life and events, active in Tifereth Israel the Temple. Loving wife of Arnold. Devoted mother of Susan Kaye (Scott) of Plantation, FL and Fredrick (Helen) of Wenham, MA. Beloved grandmother of Hannah and Molly Kaye, Sarah and Emily Ribet. Graveside services were held at Mayfield Cemetery Friday August 30. For information: Berkowitz-KuminBookatz Memorial Chapel. Cleveland, OH.

Paid Notice: Deaths ELLISON, ARNOLD


ELLISON-Arnold. Young Israel of Fifth Avenue mourns the death of our distinguished Chief Financial Officer and dear friend, and extends to Abby and to Ian and Steven our empathy and our love.

Paid Notice: Deaths ELLISON, EDWARD S.


ELLISON - Edward S. of Stony Brook, formerly of Hempstead on December 31, 1996 in his 81st year. Colonel USAFR, former Deputy Medical Examiner for Administration Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office. Former finance officer US Merchant Marine Academy. Devoted husband of Muriel, beloved father of Margaret Christiansen, Edward, Amy and the late James. Loving brother of Cyrus, Gloria Tolins and the late Anthony. Cherished father-in-law to Jean Ellison and Lee Christiansen. Adored grandfather of C ...

Ralph Ellison, Author of 'Invisible Man,' Is Dead at 80


Ralph Ellison, whose widely read novel "Invisible Man" was a stark account of racial alienation that foreshadowed the attention Americans eventually paid to divisions in their midst, died yesterday in his apartment on Riverside Drive. He was 80. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his editor, Joe Fox.



Growing up on the Kona coast of Hawaii, Ellison Shoji Onizuka picked coffee beans, played basketball and dreamed of hurtling through space in an imaginary supercharged craft. No one knew where the idea came from, including his parents. ''He had it inside of him, like a dream,'' said his mother, Mitsue Onizuka. ''We didn't understand it, but he knew what he would do.'' Three decades later, in January 1985, Lieutenant Colonel Onizuka rocketed into the sky aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

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