MONROE, OH (FOX19) - A Monroe firefighter has lost his three plus year battle with brain cancer.
Kenneth Ellis, 55, was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in April of 2008. The illness caused his retirement from the position of career Firefighter/ EMT with the City of Monroe Fire Department.
He died on June 28. He is survived by his wife and seven children.
Ellis served more than two terms as the President of the Monroe Firefighters Local 3824.
In his 28 years in fire service, he was A Training Captain in the City of Fairfield, Firefighter/ EMT with Springdale Fire Department, and Fire/EMT with Liberty Township Fire Department.
Visitation for Ellis will be held on Thursday, July 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Princeton Pike Church of God. Funeral Service with full line of duty honors will be at noon on Friday, July 8 at the Princeton Pike Church of God.
Interment will follow for friends and family at the Spring Grove Cemetery.
As a family request, the procession will pass by the Main Street Fire Station following the funeral service.