Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss. We'll keep you in our thoughts.

Posted by John & Ellen Condello - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   April 29, 2017


This candle will always stay lit for you Aunt Ellie.

Posted by Madeline Gamber - Nottingham, PA   April 28, 2017

Aunt Ellie you were a huge part of my
Life growing.up. Whether it was laughing and joking with you or you giving advice I loved hanging out with you. You should be so proud of yourself for being the successful woman you were. Everyone looked up to you. The worst part is when you got sick so strong and put up such an amazing fight. You never gave up. You were so beautiful in so many ways. I hope you are pain free and hanging out with the gang. I'll never forget how important it was for you to pick out the perfect wedding gift for Tom and I. I still have it and love it. Rip Aunt Ellie and please take care of us now.❤

Posted by Madeline - Gambet, PA   April 28, 2017

I will always remember how friendly and efficiently Lynn was when we worked together on The Mike Douglas Show. I'm sure the Douglas's are up there waiting for her to arrive.

Posted by Michael Leshnov - Agoura Hills, CA - Coworker   April 27, 2017

Lynn was an inspiration to me when we worked together on The Mike Douglas Show. No one worked harder or cared more about doing a great job than Lynn. I never met anyone like her in my five decades i the industry because Lynn enjoyed every work day on the set... even the really tough ones. Lynn never had a ill or bad word to say about anyone no matter what the situation. Lynn had the cutest little laugh and a totally infectious smile that could get the toughest star guest to smile back even when the situation is not what they expected. I will always remember traveling the world with Lynn as we did the Mike Douglas Show and how she made the long work days so enjoyable. In recent years Lynn communicated with me via email always brought a smile to my life as she so enjoyed the strange stories she would find on the Internet. I honor of her love of laughter here's one she sent me a few years back. Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her
peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running
inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by
the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son
Lynn rest in peace and now make God smile...

Posted by Erni Di Massa - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   April 27, 2017

Ellie and I met in the mid 60s when I moved to Philadelphia to work for the Triangle Publications, Radio and Television Division on City Line Avenue. We became fast friends for many decades until time and circumstances intervened. There are memories I hold dear because she was a loyal friend. Anyone who knew Ellie knew she was a devoted employee and friend. Rest In Peace, Ellie.

Posted by Jean Goman - West Chester, PA   April 26, 2017

Ellie, As one of your St. Donato grade school friends, we all lived in a fantasy world listening to all your stories about the entertainment industry. We all stayed in the neighborhood while you traveled the world. You got me a job at channel six and it was a wonderful experience. Sorry you had to suffer so much in the last few years. Rest In Peace and look after al of us. We love you, Grace Stellabotte and your childhood friends.

Posted by Grace Stellabotte - Phila.,, PA - Friend   April 26, 2017

Eleanor, Lynn, Ellie --- whatever you called her, we lost a good friend when she passed away Friday, April 21st. She had been in ill health for a number of years but before that had been a dynamo. No one at The Mike Douglas Show had worked harder and longer each day, particularly when the show was traveling, than she did as personal assistant to Mike. After years at WFIL and then being my secretary/assistant at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, she went on to serve the needs of Mike and his wife Gen when the show originated there and after we moved to Los Angeles in 1978. She remained with the Douglases for several post-Group W years in LA. Lynn later moved back to Philadelphia to be close to her beloved family. We attended her 80th birthday party, visited on other occasions and had many phone conversations through the years. Lynn was meticulous in making sure that every detail was handled but also liked to have a good time. Her enthusiasm was infectious, her caring unlimited.

Posted by Owen Simon - Sherman Oaks, CA - Coworker   April 26, 2017

You were such a powerful force in all of our lives when we worked with you on The Mike Douglas Show. You were the original super woman and an inspiration to us all in so many ways. Rest in Peace Lynn and I am sure you are running around in heaven trying to make everyone's life better. Helaine Swerdloff-Ross

Posted by Helaine Swerdloff-Ross - Los Angeles, CA - Coworker   April 25, 2017