George B. Ellsworth

January 31, 1942 - May 14, 2022

George B. Ellsworth, 80, a resident of Lee County, Florida since 1968, a former resident of the Detroit area, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 in the comfort of his home in Fort Myers, FL. He was born January 31, 1942 in Detroit, MI to George and Mildred Ellsworth, now deceased.

George was a Veteran of the United States Army where he served at Fort Gordon in Georgia and belonged to the 140th Military Police Company. Upon moving to Fort Myers in 1968, he quickly started a career in HVAC leading him to founding Ellsworth Heating and Cooling. Starting as a one-man operation in 1968 with only a station wagon and the instinct to treat his customers the way he wanted to be treated, fairly and honestly, the company rapidly became highly trusted for its exceptional personal service and solid dependability. He will always be remembered as a friendly and caring person by everyone he met and will be truly missed by the community.

He is survived by six loving children, Tamra Ellsworth of North Fort Myers, FL, George J. Ellsworth (Vivian) of North Fort Myers, Candace Chewning (William) of Miami, FL, Christine Barnes (William) of Cape Coral, FL, John Ellsworth (Elizabeth) of Savannah, GA, and Libby Fekette (Cliff) of Fort Myers; sister, Barbara Crawford (Dennis) of Crimson, MI; one nephew, two nieces, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate, Tracy Ellsworth in 2007.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:30 PM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at The Oxbow Restaurant, 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The family will receive friends for a Time of Visitation from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of George B. Ellsworth are suggested to The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, 41660 Horseshoe Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Harvey Goldberg May 19, 2022 at 9:15 am

    A wonderful and caring friend for over 40 years He will be missed.

  2. Sally Kolak May 19, 2022 at 10:46 am

    He was a lovely man, kind, courteous and generous, and I know he will be greatly missed by family, friends and the community as a whole.

  3. Doris Swor May 20, 2022 at 8:37 am

    George was one of the most sincere and honest persons in the business of Heat and Air.
    I’m so glad to say that he attended a party “ You Can’t Make Old Friends “ to Honor David in February.. He was so happy to attend and saw many of his old friends. We reconnected several years ago at The Hut. George was a very special person and he never forgot those that helped him get started. He will be missed.

  4. Bill and Janie Endress May 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of George’s Passing. We have known George since 1972, and did much business with him over the years. Always more than fair in his business, Ellsworth Heating and Cooling, and we had much fun during our travels together. He was a fine person and a good friend, and just recently was able to connect with him once again. He had a fun-loving personality and will be greatly missed.
    We pray for peace for his family.

  5. Tracy Davis May 20, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    George was a very sincere, honest, good hearted man. He loved his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace with his soul mate, Tracy.

  6. Carolyn Iandoli May 20, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    We had such fun putting together The Copa Restaurant and Disco ……we met in 1974
    One of the sweetest man on the planet.You will be missed…..

  7. Tracy Davis May 20, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    George was a very sincere, honest, good hearted man. His family and friends meant everything to him. He loved them dearly. May he Rest In Peace with his soulmate, Tracy.

  8. Cindy Lamm May 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Rest in peace my dear cousin.

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