Ellen Laura Ciambotti

  • BORN: August 9, 1952
  • DIED: September 23, 2017
  • LOCATION: South Charleston, West Virginia

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.

  • Wednesday, September 27
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Snodgrass Funeral Home
  • 4122 MacCorkle Avenue SW
  • South Charleston, WV 25309-1512
  • (304) 768-7324
  • Get Directions
Funeral Mass
  • Thursday, September 28
    12:00 PM
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • 305 E Street
  • South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Get Directions


“ 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 »

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