Dennis Ellard, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died July 28. He was 60.
Ellard, a steamfitter, was born in Far Rockaway on January 2, 1948. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Ellard is survived by his mother, Catherine Ellard; daughter, Robin Krings; sons, Christopher Ellard and Gregory Krings; sisters, Maureen (George) Kohut and Elizabeth (Thomas) Joy; grandchildren, Gina Krings, Ashley and Tyler Healy; niece, Donna Joy; and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dennis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, with visitation to be held on Friday, August 1, from 2-5 p.m. and 7- 10 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church. All other arrangements were kept private.