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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Ellis J. Seligman

Ellis J. Seligman

November 2, 1936 - July 19, 2020

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

Service Date: Thursday July 23rd, 2020

Service Time: 1:00 pm

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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Ellis Joseph Seligman, MD, passed away on July 19, 2020, at his home in San Marino from endocarditis that resulted in a stroke. He was 83.


Ellis was born in Northfork, West Virginia, on Nov. 2, 1936, to Dena and Raymond Seligman. He attended West Virginia University and Chicago Medical School. In 1961, Ellis married his beloved wife, Darlene, and they moved to California. The two traveled extensively during their 47 years of marriage before Darlene passed away in 2008.


Ellis practiced dermatology for 50 years, mostly at Alhambra Medical Clinic, which then became Facey San Gabriel. After retirement, he continued to teach and mentor medical students at LA County-USC Medical Center. In additional to his family and practicing medicine, Ellis loved classical music, opera, movies, travel, animals, and watching 60 Minutes and Jeopardy. He belonged to Pasadena Jewish Temple and later participated with the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.


Ellis is survived by his son Ross, daughter Bonnie, son-in-law Neil, and granddaughters Courtney and Danielle. He also enjoyed ten years with his wonderful companion, Harriet Bonn, who passed away last year.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Opera League of Los Angeles (, Beit T’Shuvah (, or the Pasadena Humane Society (