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My loving father was born in the Bronx, New York, and he died while living on Vireo avenue in the Woodlawn Heights area of the Bronx, just a half a block from Yonkers, Westchester county, New York. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings upon the Hudson, Westchester county, New York. He died of complications incurred after surgery to remove his foot, caused by Diabetes.As a child he spent his early years at 4450 and a half Park Avenue, and then he lived for a few years with his grandmother Missouri Virginia (Brada) Schrader, and his grandfather Gustav Schrader.Prior to WWII he worked with his older brother Milton La Coste for the Bronx Coat, and Apron Company as a truck driver. During the great depression he worked at many different jobs, including spraying for mosquitoes in the Bronx, selling Telephones, and working with his brother, and cousin William Hunt delivering aprons to restaurants, and bars in southern New York.In 1938 he took a job with Sears Roebuck and company, and he worked for them up until 1942.The great war interrupted his job at Sears, and he worked as a timekeeper in the Consolidated ship yards in New York city from 1942-1945 till the end of the war.He was lucky that he did not have to fight in the war, but he did contribute by helping build small destroyers, and other boats for the war effort.In 1946 he returned to his job at Sears, and stayed with them until his retirement in 1978.He worked first on Fordham Road in the Bronx, and then at 149th street, and Melrose avenue in the Hub, in the Bronx.He ended his career working in the Sears store in White Plains, Westchester county, New York.He worked as a salesman, and Division manager, usually in the TV department, and other big-ticket departments, and ended his career selling mens suits, and clothes.My father lived much of his life in the Bronx, living early on in thesouthern area of the county, and then after marriage to my mother Charlotte Caroline Mc'Namara they moved to Park Avenue in the Bronx, and then to Decatur avenue, 198th street in the Bronx, in the Bedford Park area of this borough of NYC.. The author was born in the Decatur avenue address. From 1954-1956 He, and his family moved to Hicksville, Nassau county, Long Island, New York.My mother, and father purchased a lovely home on Oak street, and we lived near my mother's parents, and my Uncle Leonard Mc'Namara, and his family in Levittown. In 1956 my parents moved to Woodlawn Heights, Bronx, New York, and they lived in a brand new Apartment house on Webster avenue.In the early 1960's Ellsworth moved his family to Decatur avenue again, this time between 200 to 201st street and the Mosholu Parkway area. They lived in this location until 1980 when the family moved to Crestwood Lakes, Yonkers, New York.In 1982 my father, and mother moved to North Fort Myers, Florida, and they lived in a manufactured home they purchased in Fosters Mobile village.However, in mid 1983 my parents came back to New York, and they lived at Delano Avenue in Yonkers, New York, near Van Cortlandt Park, and Mc'Lean avenue.In 1987 they again moved to 4385 Vireo avenue, and it was here that my father passed away. They lived in another apartment house looking towards Yonkers, and Mc'Lean avenue, and the view from their windows was nothing short of panoramic. My father was a very handsome man, who loved to dance, and sing, and loved to party.He was a robust man, who loved baseball, and always rooted for the New York Giants, and later the New York Mets.He was a natural salesman, always winning awards, and trips, especially one to Chicago when he was the top salesman in the New York area in the early 1960's.He loved nature, and as a child he would often go to the beautiful Bronx Park where he would sit by the Snuff Mill, and the Waterfalls, and carve small boats out of wood. He loved flowers, and always had a beautiful vegetable garden wherever he lived.