Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Herman Randolph Elmer

A Celebration of life will take place Saturday, August 23, 2014, at

11:00AM in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 393 Chapman Street, Greenfield, Mass. Burial at the convenience of the family in Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls.

 

 

 

               Greenfield- Herman Randolph Elmer, 91, of 81 Vernon Street, Greenfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Saturday morning, Aug.16, 2014. He was born in Greenfield, May 13,1923, the son of Herman S. and Sadie (Clark) Elmer. Educated in Greenfield schools and later graduated from Greenfield High School. At high school he excelled at football and track.

             Herman married Helen E. Wright in Sept. of 1941. They made their home in Greenfield. He joined the U.S. Navy, April 25, 1944 serving during

WW-2. After his discharge he worked at GTD, the Greenfield YMCA for 25

Years, and retired from the maintenance department at the Franklin County Courthouse.

             Herman was an active member of the Christian Alliance Church in Greenfield for 55 years. He was a member of the construction team that built the church and served as a church elder. As a hobby he enjoyed wood-

working and furniture refinishing.

               Besides his wife of 73 years, Helen E. Elmer, he leaves 2 sons, George Elmer and his wife Karol of Port Orange, Fla., David Elmer and his wife Ida of Toccoa, Ga. Two daughters, Diane (Elmer) Johnson and her husband Freeman of Eastanollee, Ga. and Nancy Elmer of Greenfield. Ten

grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 6 great great-grandchildren.

               A Celebration of life will take place Saturday, August 23, 2014, at

11:00AM in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 393 Chapman Street, Greenfield, Mass. Burial at the convenience of the family in Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls. Donations in Herman’s memory may be made to: Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Greenfield, Mass. 01301 or to World Gospel Missions, c/o Russ and Beth White, P.O. Box 948, Marion, In. 46952. The Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, has charge of arrangements.

Herm will always be remembered as a man of prayer, filled with love for everyone. A man who walked with God.

Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com