Hugh David Ellington

H. David “Dave” Ellington, 82, Martinsburg, formerly of Fort Washington, Md., passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Homewood at Martinsburg.

He was born in Burlington, N.C., son of the late Harvey D. and Rosa F. (Maynor) Ellington. He married Shirley M. Hawk on Nov. 17, 1955, in Silver Spring, Md.

Surviving are his wife of Homewood; a daughter, Laura R. Quick and husband, Mike, of Libertytown, Md.; a son, David Bruce and wife, Carol, of Bedford; and three grandchildren: Dina Bartolomeo, David J. Benedict and David T. Ellington.

Dave was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War aboard the USS John W. Weeks and attaining the rank of boilerman third class. He was employed for many years as an operating engineer for the Washington Star Newspaper and then for American University, Washington, D.C. He enjoyed auctioneering and antiquing, which inspired him to become a fine arts appraiser.

A public memorial service with standard honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.