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Ellen Laura Ciambotti

Ellen Laura Ciambotti
  • August 9, 1952 - September 23, 2017
  • South Charleston, West Virginia

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“Dear Lorraine and Family,I am heartbroken about Ellen. I'm so sorry I found out too late to attend the services. Looking back brings great memories....Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Holcomb - Friend

“The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow....Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kanawha County Retired School Employees - WV

“The Sharon High School Class of 1970 send their deepest sympathies. We are sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. May she RIP and thoughts and prayers for...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Rosemary Gregory - Hermitage, PA

“I had a wonderful chance to work with such a kind caring person.Ellen will always be remembered for her special insight into understanding the needs...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Stephanie Mellace - Charleston, WV

“In the summer of 2011, I wrote Ellen an email asking her to join the team of Lusk, Huxley, Dennison, and Knighton to train teachers on how to write...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Knighton - Charleston, WV

“Dear Lorraine, So sorry to hear about Ellen. We have a mutual friend, Jackie Eye. I always enjoyed working with Ellen, knowing she did what was...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Elliott Pierce - SC - Friend

“Long ago summers at the beach, so innocent, so carefree,Ellen full of smiles and friendship. Now in the loving arms of our Lord, rest easy Ellen....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Victoria Cambotti - Blacklick, OH

“I wish you only the best in this time of sorrow. Please know I am here for you when and if you need anything. God Bless you all. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Denise McGuire - Friend

“God gained another angel today, Ellen will be missed by all who knew her. I will always remember she always had a smile on her face ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Steve White - Titusville, FL

“Deepest sympathies from The Barkers ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Barker - Houston, TX

“Thank you for Blessing me with your friendship, knowledge, wit, and wonderful memories. What a lucky person I am. May you be dancing with family and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: LuAnne Huxley - Friend

“She will be fondly remembered & sadly missed by many ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Fouty Payne - Charleston, WV

“I will miss my beloved cousin Ellen. Her wit and humor will be an everlasting memory. I will always cherish those long ago vacations. They are in...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Ciambotti - Warren, NJ


Ellen Laura Ciambotti, 65, of South Charleston, West Virginia passed away suddenly at her home on September 23, 2017. Ellen was born on August 9, 1952 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Guy S. Ciambotti and Jean L. Eckles Ciambotti. The family owned and operated a restaurant in New Castle and later relocated to Sharon, Pennsylvania. Ellen shared in making Inn 62 one of the best-loved Italian restaurants in the Shenango Valley with her parents and her siblings, Larry, Frank, Anna, Lorraine, and Diane.
Ellen graduated from Sharon High School and continued her education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Speech Therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and later completed her Master's degree in Special Education. Ellen began her career in Boone County, serving as its first speech therapist. Later she moved to Charleston where she worked for the Kanawha County Board of Education in the special education field for over 39 years until her retirement in 2014. Throughout her career, Ellen touched the lives of her co-workers and the hundreds of students that she tirelessly advocated for on a daily basis. Ellen was known for her honesty, integrity, compassion, generous heart, and sharp wit. She enjoyed her retirement with her life partner of 25 years, Dave Bostic, on Montrose Drive in South Charleston. She enjoyed working in her garden, along with her membership and dedication to the LaBelle Garden Club. She also loved traveling, especially beach vacations with family and friends, and was recently relearning quilting.
Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Jean Ciambotti, and her brothers, Larry and Frank Ciambotti.
Ellen leaves to cherish her memory her companion, Dave Bostic; her sisters, Anna Ciambotti (Bill Adams) of Youngstown, Ohio, Lorraine Elswick (Bill) of Charleston and Diane Ciambotti (Hyatt) of Brookfield, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, MaryAnn Karsonovich, Barry and Lesa Bostic, Paul and Marty Robinson, and Stan Bostic; aunts, Jean Ciambotti of Pittsburgh and Edie Nicholson of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; 2 stepdaughters, Tracie DeBord (Ronnie) and Brittney Sproles (Danny) of South Charleston; nephews and nieces, Bart Cuddy (Sherri) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jill Kimpan (goddaughter) (Andrew) and Amber Ciambotti, all of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, Daniel Elswick (Betsy), Trae Elswick, both of Morgantown, Alicia Elswick and Brittany McIntyre of Huntington, and Callen Bostic of Hurricane, Rick, Scott and Steve Bostic all of Dayton, Ohio, and Mark Robinson of Florida; 3 grandchildren, Gracie and Ron DeBord and Gavin Sproles, great-nieces and nephews, Victoria Rose and Chad Kimpan, Lauren and Audrey Cuddy, Vincent and Beck Altany, Zoe Davin, Ethan Elswick, and Bianca and Stella McIntyre; her special goddaughter, Allyson Carr; and many cousins. In addition to her immediate family, Ellen leaves behind her many caring and devoted friends who she always considered and treated as family.
Ellen blessed many recipients as a life giving donor and was herself blessed in 2004 with a kidney from her sister Anna.
Memorial donations may be made to Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE — www.core.org).
A Service to Honor the Life of Ellen will be held at Noon on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston with Father John Finnell officiating. Family and Friends may visit from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Memories of Ellen may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.