Ellis A. Augsburger, 96, Akron, Ohio died peacefully Sunday, January 31, 2021, in palliative care at Akron City Hospital. He was born August 30, 1924, in Berne, the oldest of four children born to Willis and Blanche (Baumgartner) Augsburger.
He was a 1942 graduate of Hartford Township High School and served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946 on the USS Hawkbill SSN-666 as a torpedoman's mate. The war ended, and he returned home to meet the love of his life, Myrna Noble. They were married June 29, 1947, and they spent the next 65 years together. They resided in the Akron area since 1971.
He worked most of his career as a long-haul truck driver for Essex Wire and Spector Freight. However, his truck driving career started with Eastern Indiana Sinclair in Geneva and Smith Brothers Furniture in Berne. He was an active member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church and its Joy Group in Stow, Ohio. He remained an active member in the Northeast Ohio chapter of World War II Subvets.
He is survived by his youngest brother, Jerry Augsburger of DeKalb, Illinois; two sons, Eric Augsburger; and Doug Augsburger, both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cynthia Augsburger (Thomas) Weiss of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2012; brother, Robert Augsburger; and sister, Norma Habegger.
Private funeral services were held Friday, February 5 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3725 Kent Road, Stow, OH 44224. Inurnment with full military colors followed at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church.