Forrest Ellsworth

HOMEWORTH – Forrest “Pete the Painter” Ellsworth, 69, of Homeworth died Monday at Alliance Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 12, 1944 in Alliance, the son of the late Harold and Margaret (Smith) Ellsworth.

He was self-employed as a painter at Ellsworth Painting.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, William D. and Jim; and two sisters, Yvonne Oyster and Carol Ellsworth.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Blackmon) Ellsworth; two sons, Dale Ellsworth of Columbus, Georgia and Robert Ellsworth of Norwich; a daughter, Joyce Vizzuso of Homeworth; 10 sisters, Ruth Weigand of Kent, Maryelva Urdiales of Akron, Margie Fitzgerald of Salem, Irene Shea of Saginaw, Mich., Karen Willard of Deerfield, Sandy Kepner of Sebring, Twyla Painter of Salem, Elaine Roberts of Massillon, Cheryl Urdiales of Canton and Debbie Moreland of Alliance; three brothers, Harold O. of Goldsboro, N.C., Wayne L. of Canton and Ron A. of Alliance; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Freer officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion 395 W. California Ave. Sebring, OH 44672.