Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Schoolcraft

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 December 2020 at 4:14 pm

MEDINA – Eleanor “Ellie” Schoolcraft, 66, of Medina went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buffalo. She was born on October 25, 1954 on the Six Nations Indian Reservation in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Arland and Elizabeth (Johnson) Porter and step-father Leonard Nicholas.

On October 23, 1971, she married Michael David Schoolcraft and together raised four children. She was a dedicated housewife and mother, who showed true devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ellie will be remembered by her unselfish giving to anyone in need. She was active in multiple church group activities and lent a helping hand at the Buffalo Mission. But most of all, Ellie cherished the time with her grandchildren.

Ellie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael David Schoolcraft; four children, Michael J. (Kimberly) Schoolcraft, Zak (Joy) Schoolcraft, all of Middleport, Isaiah (Allison) Schoolcraft, and Betsy Fox, all of Medina; ten grandchildren, Brandon, Becca, Ryan, Simon, Emily, Aubrey, Jaret, Jackson, Chloe and Charlotte; four siblings, Steve Porter of Medina, Joe Porter of Canada, Mark Porter of Grand Island, and Beryl Ann Keyes of Medina. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Wearing of masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

The family will hold a private service and burial will be in the Boxwood Cemetery in Medina.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Ellie at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com.