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MARK ELLIS Mark Ellis passed away May 6, 2019. He was born June 6, 1945 (one year to the day of D-Day) in Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC where his father was based during World War II, before being sent to the Pacific Theatre. When his father came back to the states after the war ended, the entire family moved north to Brooklyn, NY, where Mark spent his childhood. He attended elementary school and high school in Brooklyn. He then attended Brooklyn College where he graduated in June 1966. Following college, Mark then attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Upon graduation in June 1970, he did his residency in Kansas City, MO. Upon completing his residency, Mark enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served one year in Greenland and the second year at Nellis Air Force Base. We would mention that Mark served his two years as a Captain, which he was very proud of. He loved his time in the military, he loved this Country, and he loved President Trump. After completing his service in the military, he elected to remain in Las Vegas, because he had grown to love the area. Mark began practicing medicine in Las Vegas in mid-1973 and continued practicing there until his passing. Mark is survived by his brother, Jonathan; his nieces, Naomi, Deborah, and Aviva; his step-son, Bradley; and his 30-year life partner, Lolita Machado, and her daughter, Jay Cruz, and her grandson, Robert Machado, who Mark helped raise since he was a baby. Mark was loved and respected by all who knew him well. He will be deeply missed. May his soul rest in peace. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wed., May 8, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park, 7251 West Lone Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89129.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 8, 2019.
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July 9, 2019

Sorry to hear about Dr. Ellis's passing. We worked together for 14 years in two separate offices. He was a great mentor and teacher. He had a great sense of humor. He also had a great love for his country. The shock to me is that he was such a healthy person. He was one of the hardest workers I have ever known. Mark you will be missed.

Dr. Matthew Anderson
June 21, 2019
You are the best doctor I ever had , I'll miss you , thanks for your great care
Richard Thompson
June 20, 2019
Dr. Ellis you will be missed. If the VA had Doctors like you medical care would be the best in the the 8 years you treated me at the VA.
Edmond Dobbins
June 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dr. Ellis' family. He was my doctor for over 15 years! I live on the west side and first saw him at the Guy Center on Vegas dr., then they moved him to La Canada and i keep him as my doctor, them they moved him to Henderson and i keep him as my doctor, now when i see him in heaven I'll keep him as my doctor!
Frederick Holt
May 26, 2019
Dr. Ellis has been my doctor since 2001. He was my first and only primary doctor at the VA. He once told me he would work until he dropped and they had to carry him out of the VA feet first. He was an excellent doctor and a friend. He will be missed. RIP Dr. Ellis.
Paul Elam
May 26, 2019
Dr. Ellis and I shared the same June 6 th birthday ( different year 1937) and I tried to get an appointment every June so I could say "Happy Birthday". We shared the fact that we had family in England too. HE WILL HE MISSED.

May 22, 2019
I went to the VA Clinic yesterday for a blood draw for my upcoming appointment with Dr. Ellis on 5.29.2019 and was told he had passed away two weeks before. I had seen Dr. Ellis for over a decade through the VA system. He was rough at the corners [Brooklyn upbringing] which I loved, a workaholic [on my last visit, I told him he was going to work until he dropped to which he said "I am not doing it for the money....I don't need it"] and he loved hot dogs and popcorn [Coney Island no doubt, LOL] . really? OK Doc! I will miss you my passing, caring friend and TYVM.
May 21, 2019
Dr Ellis was my Primary care at the VA . Thank you Dr Ellis for everything you did for me . Rest in piece sir .
David Ford
May 8, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dr. Ellis' family.
He will definitely be missed in the Las Vegas WC community.
May 8, 2019
Your family has my deepest sympathy. It is always hard to lose a loved one. Our Heavenly Father is very aware and understands the pain you feel. He will give you comfort during this difficult time. Psalms 86:6,7
May 8, 2019
Dr. Ellis was a very amazing Doctor. Very precise and to the point. Very thorough. Thank you for all your services to our client's over the years. Sending my deepest condolences to your family and friend. Rest in Paradise Dr. Ellis.
Melinda C
May 8, 2019
Dr Ellis was my primary care from 1996 and a friend all those years ,very nice man very nice

Roger M
May 7, 2019
Dr. Ellis and I worked together at the VA in Las Vegas here for many years. He was well known by staff and patients and cared for many veterans over the years. Sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to Dr. Ellis' family and friends at this time of loss.
Geoffrey F. Chiara, O.D.
May 7, 2019
Thanks for taking care of me. You did a great job. I will miss you.
Curtis Mcquoid
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