Richard C. Elmore 90, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Walton, NY on April 23, 1926, he was the son of Ralph and Bernice Elmore. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the Destroyer Escort USS Newman.
Richard was a millwright at the Watervliet Arsenal for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed watching baseball and football. He was a Jeff Gordon fan and attended several Nascar races with his family. Hunting and fishing was his passion. Richard was an active member of the Ballston Area Seniors.
Richard is survived by his wife of 69 years Shirley; his daughters Sherry Demers (Raymond) of Malta and Kimberly Messier (Michael) of Waterford; grandchildren Justin Demers (Jennie), Kyle Demers (Dr. Greg Fenton), Chad Halikias (Tiffany Cicarelli), Richard Halikias, and Zoe Halikias (Zach Mason); siblings Patricia O’Boyle, Judith Fisher, Rosemary Morehouse, Barry Pudney, and R. Michael Elmore; brother in law Ronald O’Dell; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Esther O’Dell.
Funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday, January 18 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 17 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Richard to the American Diabetes Association or the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.
Richard’s family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Saratoga Hospital, especially the staff on C3. They would also like to thank the entire staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs for their care and support.