Ellen M. Brunt, 85, of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away September 12, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y. She was born July 8. 1927, in Johnstown, N.Y., the daughter of George A. and Cora Mabel Lunkenheimer. She attended Johnstown schools. She graduated from the International Grapho Analysis Society as an handwriting expert, and the Famous Writers School. She was employed as the secretary of the Johnstown Reformed Church, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Guiding Star Class of the Church. She served as a columnist for the Johnstown Patriot Newspaper. From 1973, until her retirement, she was the office manager for the local American Red Cross Office. She is survived by cousins and her special friends, Michael and Susanne Fitzgerald and Vincent and Lucy Izzano. Friends may attend a graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Ferndale Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Ehle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ayers Memorial Animal Shelter, Sprakers, N.Y.