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
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
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
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