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Ellwood Autuori

01-16-1941  -  07-30-2017

Obituary

Ellwood Autuori was a proud gay sober man. Born on January 6, 1941 in Bridgeport Connecticut where he grew up, and worked in Greenwich as a specialist for children with learning disabilities. He received many awards throughout his career and his picture still hangs in the main lobby of the board of education building. He retired early went on to sell real estate, then antiques in Maine, becoming a snow bird in Florida. He enjoyed Florida and eventually there moved full time, remaining very active. 
Ellwood was a compassionate man, who would reach out his hand to everyone he met. He was a teacher, an inspiration, a therapist, a counselor, a shoulder to cry on. He had the innate ability of making someone laugh when they no longer thought that was possible. 
He belonged to and participated in many groups that meet at the lambda clubhouse and the pride center. 
He is survived by his husband Dan Mehler, he has an extensive family through the country consisting of, cousins, nephews, nieces and in laws of many generations, here in Florida he leaves behind Tom Gifford, Ken Baublitz, Tim Krajewski, Ryan Hanson, Brian Greenwood and TJ Fells, as well as a number of other friends.  Family and friends are invited to a social gathering at the Church of the Holy SPIRITSONG (located behind the PRIDE Center) at 2038 North Dixie Highway, Suite 102 Wilton Manors, Florida 33305 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-2:00pm.  A formal service will begin at 2:00pm with Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton, presiding.  Friends are invited to come and share stories, fellowship and enjoy refreshments, allowing Dan and the other relatives to know how Ellwood touched each and every one of his many friends. In lieu of flowers donations in  Ellwood's memory may be made to Lambda South 1231 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale 33301 orThe Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, 33305.


  Life Celebration

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from Noon-4:00pm

The PRIDE Center: Wilton Manors, Florida

Gathering and reception from 12-2 Formal service at 2:00pm

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Jim and Diane

Having only met you once we found you soft spoken and a very gentle person. We have not seen Danny more happy than his time with you. We appreciate everything you did for Danny and bringing love back into his life .
You continued support will be with him forever and always
Always in our hearts ❤️❤️❤️

 Posted August 14, 2017 - 6:07pm
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Jim and Diane

Having only met you once we knew by your soft demeanor and gentle actions that you were the best man for Danny. He has never been happier than the time he was with you. Thank you for everything you did
Love

 Posted August 14, 2017 - 6:02pm
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Kevin & Joe-Anne Corwin, Milford, DE

Our prayers are with Dan and all the nieces and nephews -that Ellwood constantly talked about. I know that he was so happy with Dan and it was great to see him so. We have many fond memories of the house and friends on the coast of Maine and the love and compassion Ellwood brought to the rooms.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 1:55pm
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Kevin Burke

First, my heartfelt condolences to Dan; know that you are not alone. I always enjoyed being with Ellwood. When he walked into a room you had to go over and say hello and get a hug. His wisdom, humor and wit will stay with me forever. Rest in peace my friend.

 Posted August 5, 2017 - 9:01am
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Robyn Zimmerman

Danny, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please
If there is anything I can do let me know. I would love to get together and talk with you and here some of your beautiful poems. With love, Robyn

 Posted August 4, 2017 - 8:59am
M
Michael Klick

I could always count on Ellwood for a smile and a kind word. He was a true inspiration. I will miss him deeply.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
D
Dani Apter

Ellwood ALWAYS made me feel welcome and like I was at home! What a kind hearted soul he was. We loved to talk about our common passion for kids and teaching. I am blessed to have had him as part of my journey. He's with so many angels from Lambda now (Bobby H., Tom D. and Kane). They must be having one hell of a meeting!

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 12:12pm
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Dale Keenan

Ellwood, straightforward, funny, friend, responsible and a Pillar in our community. I will never forget each March, as we celebrated our anniversary, he always said something nice. When I was celebrating one year to his 28 years, this was and always remembered and appreciated. Ellwood forever an inspiration.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 11:25am
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Johnna

Ellwood was a beautiful soul that touched many lives . Ellwood made all people feel welcomed. He will be missed. so sorry for your loss . Keeping Ellwood family and friends in pr my prayers and thoughts.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 10:14am
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Cookie

Ellwood was a light in our community. His loving hugs, infectious smile, and engaging laughter and comments always made me feel special when I was in his company. Love him!!!
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 9:13am
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Joe Platko

I truly believe that Ellwood was a gift from God that came into my life at exactly the time I needed him most. He had a positive influenc on my life. And helped me more than words can say.

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 1:43pm

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Ellwood Autuori

January 16, 1941  -  July 30, 2017

Ellwood Autuori

January 16, 1941  -  July 30, 2017

Obituary

Ellwood Autuori was a proud gay sober man. Born on January 6, 1941 in Bridgeport Connecticut where he grew up, and worked in Greenwich as a specialist for children with learning disabilities. He received many awards throughout his career and his picture still hangs in the main lobby of the board of education building. He retired early went on to sell real estate, then antiques in Maine, becoming a snow bird in Florida. He enjoyed Florida and eventually there moved full time, remaining very active. 
Ellwood was a compassionate man, who would reach out his hand to everyone he met. He was a teacher, an inspiration, a therapist, a counselor, a shoulder to cry on. He had the innate ability of making someone laugh when they no longer thought that was possible. 
He belonged to and participated in many groups that meet at the lambda clubhouse and the pride center. 
He is survived by his husband Dan Mehler, he has an extensive family through the country consisting of, cousins, nephews, nieces and in laws of many generations, here in Florida he leaves behind Tom Gifford, Ken Baublitz, Tim Krajewski, Ryan Hanson, Brian Greenwood and TJ Fells, as well as a number of other friends.  Family and friends are invited to a social gathering at the Church of the Holy SPIRITSONG (located behind the PRIDE Center) at 2038 North Dixie Highway, Suite 102 Wilton Manors, Florida 33305 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-2:00pm.  A formal service will begin at 2:00pm with Rev. Leslie A. Rutland-Tipton, presiding.  Friends are invited to come and share stories, fellowship and enjoy refreshments, allowing Dan and the other relatives to know how Ellwood touched each and every one of his many friends. In lieu of flowers donations in  Ellwood's memory may be made to Lambda South 1231 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale 33301 orThe Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, 33305.


  Life Celebration

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from Noon-4:00pm

The PRIDE Center: Wilton Manors, Florida

Gathering and reception from 12-2 Formal service at 2:00pm

Online Condolences

Comments

Add new comment

J
Jim and Diane

Having only met you once we found you soft spoken and a very gentle person. We have not seen Danny more happy than his time with you. We appreciate everything you did for Danny and bringing love back into his life .
You continued support will be with him forever and always
Always in our hearts ❤️❤️❤️

 Posted August 14, 2017 - 6:07pm
J
Jim and Diane

Having only met you once we knew by your soft demeanor and gentle actions that you were the best man for Danny. He has never been happier than the time he was with you. Thank you for everything you did
Love

 Posted August 14, 2017 - 6:02pm
K
Kevin & Joe-Anne Corwin, Milford, DE

Our prayers are with Dan and all the nieces and nephews -that Ellwood constantly talked about. I know that he was so happy with Dan and it was great to see him so. We have many fond memories of the house and friends on the coast of Maine and the love and compassion Ellwood brought to the rooms.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 1:55pm
K
Kevin Burke

First, my heartfelt condolences to Dan; know that you are not alone. I always enjoyed being with Ellwood. When he walked into a room you had to go over and say hello and get a hug. His wisdom, humor and wit will stay with me forever. Rest in peace my friend.

 Posted August 5, 2017 - 9:01am
R
Robyn Zimmerman

Danny, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please
If there is anything I can do let me know. I would love to get together and talk with you and here some of your beautiful poems. With love, Robyn

 Posted August 4, 2017 - 8:59am
M
Michael Klick

I could always count on Ellwood for a smile and a kind word. He was a true inspiration. I will miss him deeply.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
D
Dani Apter

Ellwood ALWAYS made me feel welcome and like I was at home! What a kind hearted soul he was. We loved to talk about our common passion for kids and teaching. I am blessed to have had him as part of my journey. He's with so many angels from Lambda now (Bobby H., Tom D. and Kane). They must be having one hell of a meeting!

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 12:12pm
D
Dale Keenan

Ellwood, straightforward, funny, friend, responsible and a Pillar in our community. I will never forget each March, as we celebrated our anniversary, he always said something nice. When I was celebrating one year to his 28 years, this was and always remembered and appreciated. Ellwood forever an inspiration.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 11:25am
J
Johnna

Ellwood was a beautiful soul that touched many lives . Ellwood made all people feel welcomed. He will be missed. so sorry for your loss . Keeping Ellwood family and friends in pr my prayers and thoughts.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 10:14am
C
Cookie

Ellwood was a light in our community. His loving hugs, infectious smile, and engaging laughter and comments always made me feel special when I was in his company. Love him!!!
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 Posted August 3, 2017 - 9:13am
J
Joe Platko

I truly believe that Ellwood was a gift from God that came into my life at exactly the time I needed him most. He had a positive influenc on my life. And helped me more than words can say.

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 1:43pm

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