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David R. Elliott

1937 - 2021

De Kalb, New York


David R. Elliott, 83, of 461 Old State Road, DeKalb Junction, died March 22 at Claxton Hepburn's Comfort Care Unit after a lengthy illness.

Born September 30, 1937 to Lawrence and Esther Elliott, he was the youngest of six children.

As a youth, he attended country school at Jerusalem Corners and St. Mary's parochial school, Canton, where he also served as an altar boy. At Canton High School he became a member of Future Farmers of America, wrestled and played football, graduating in the Class of 1956.

In the 1950's he joined the local Army Reserves of the United States of America, the unit serving as Amphibious Engineers, and spent portions of the summer training at Pine Camp. He was honorably discharged from the U.S.A.R., Army of the U.S. on the 30th of April, 1961, by J.W. Martin, Capt., AGC.  He was a past member of Allied Federated Milk Co-op, and Clear Pond Hunting Club.

In August, 1956, he was joined in Holy Matrimony with Nancy Armstrong, daughter of Clarence and Harriet Armstrong, Canton, the marriage taking place at St. Henry's R.C. Church, DeKalb, the Rev. Thomas Robillard, pastor, officiating.  David was a communicant of St. John's, Madrid. Retirement came in 1996, after 40 years actively farming.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, with final burial in Fairview Cemetery, Canton. His survivors include his wife, Nancy; 2 sons of Canton, David (Tracy) and Steven (Lisa); 3 daughters: Sherry of Foxborough MA, Marilyn (Hans) of Windermere FL, and Patricia of Fulton NY; 8 grandchildren: Allison, Morgan, Maggie; Ashley, Sara, Dillon, Kaela, and Richard; 2 great grandchildren: Madelyn, Marisol, and baby boy; 1sister: Barbara Huber, Spokane WA; cousins: Marion Morgan (Kermit) Canton, and Art Green, DeKalb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

For those wishing to honor his memory, we provide the following address: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assoc., Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool NY 13090.

Memories and condolences are encouraged online at Arrangements for David R. Elliott are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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Bryan and Suzanne Noble

April 9, 2021 5:45 PM

It was such joy to be a neighbor to Mr. Elliott. He and I would converse very briefly as  I would pass by on my daily walks. As his eyesight began to fail, he would remind me how much he liked my "bright pink sneakers, that's how I know it's you." Year after year, when shopping for new sneakers (and to the present), I would go to great lengths to find sneakers he could see from his garage - I will continue this tradition for as long as I can He and I would both be disappointed if the color didn't meet our standards. If my focus was on my workout or not falling in a pothole on the road, he would clap very loud from his garage to get my attention so we could exchange a friendly wave. So sweet. Rest easy Mr. Elliott, may you ride your bicycle in your shorts, and wave to all those walking by giving special attention to those wearing "bright pink sneakers". You will be missed by me and my family. Suzanne Noble and Family, 

Patrick John Norris and Gail

April 3, 2021 2:01 PM

Dear Aunt Nancy and the Elliott Family,
I feel I was very fortunate to have an uncle as great as Uncle David. He will sorely be missed.

PJ Norris and Gail

April 3, 2021 12:16 PM

With loving memories of Uncle David
PJ Norris and Gail

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Doug Armstrong

April 3, 2021 11:42 AM

Dear Aunt Nancy and cousins,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Dave's passing - my thoughts and condolences are with you all -- I have such fond memories of Dave and visits to the farm which I will cherish always. 
Cousin Doug

Susan Campbell

April 2, 2021 11:23 AM

Dear aunt Nancy snd cousins,
I have such fun happy memories of visiting your farm and playing there. I remember the BIG breakfasts after all of you had gotten up to army and did morning chores. Always a smile on Uncle Dave. Thinking of all of you with ❤️
Cousin Sue

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