Richard C. Elmore

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.

Guest Book

Cindy Morehouse

Hello All,

I am very sorry for your great loss. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to see and talk to Uncle Dick more the last few years. For that matter, I am thankful to have seen and gotten to know ALL of you more over the last couple years. When I first saw Uncle Dick I was blown away by how similar he looked to gramp...Ralph. I loved it! As time goes on may your sadness become less and the fond memories you have made over the years be your source of comfort and joy.

You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


John Zweig

I was saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I trust you will be given the strength to carry on.
I will not try go to Ballston Spa because the weather.

Roderick Pudney

To All the family, I am so sorry for the lost of Uncle Dick.

Larry and Kari (Pudney) Closs

To my Dad and the entire family sorry for your loss! R.I.P Uncle Dick

Dawn Shaw

Dear family,
My heart goes out to you all as you feel the loss of such a dear man. May your fond memories carry you through this sad time.
I will always remember those beautiful blue eyes.
Rest in peace my dear uncle.

Joe Jones

In 1976 I started working with "Dick" at the Watervliet Arsenal,he was a kind and helpful man, and I'm sure that carried on thru his whole life. my condolences to the entire Family, God Bless, RIP

Dennis & Chris Shannon

While we are miles away, please know that we are with you in spirit during this time. Much love and compassion coming your way from Washington State.

Ned and Nancy

So sorry for your loss. Love to all.xoxo

Patty McManus

To the entire family, I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.