Ethel L. Mortellaro Kellner

December 29, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Ethel L. Mortellaro Kellner, 88, of Skyline Apartments, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, at Samaritan Medical Center.

orn Dec. 24, 1924, in Central Islip, Long Island, a daughter of Halsted B. and Mable M. Howes Barber, she attended schools in Brooklyn. 

She married Benny Mortellaro on Nov. 22, 1947. The marriage ended in divorce. Leland Kellner was her long time companion until his death on Sept. 24, 1994. 

Ethel enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo and playing cards with friends and family. 

She most enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony F. and Sally Mortellaro, Adams Center, LeLand K. Kellner, Adams, Carlisle W. Kellner, Clarksville, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane and Mark Roshia, Theresa, Glena Tyska, Watertown, Ruth and Arthur Miney, Toney, Ala.; a sister and her husband, Joan Marie and Ernest Dozier, Joelton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by several siblings.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home with Rev. Leon Schilling. Burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery in the spring. 

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown.