David Elliott of Fort Myers, formerly of Cape Coral, and Kittanning, Pa., died, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his home in Fort Myers.
He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Brownsville, Pa., the son of David Edward and Olive Elizabeth (Deems) Elliott, and grew up in Beallsville, Pa.
Mr. Elliott was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral in Florida. He was a contractor; he and his wife formerly owned Henry Shaffer Lumber Company of Kittanning. After retiring from the construction business, he raised Simmental cattle on his farm near Mosgrove, Ps. Previously he was a school teacher for Shannock Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #244, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral and previously served as president of the Kittanning, Pa., Rotary Club. He was a member of the Palmetto Pine Country Club of Cape Coral.
Mr. Elliott had a variety of interests, from antique furniture to woodworking tools, and enjoyed travelling with his wife, Jean. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 49 years, Jean Elliott, whom he married Oct. 16, 1965; two sons, Dr. David M. Elliott (Lois) of McCandless Township, Pa., and Timothy E. Elliott (Patricia), of Plano, Texas; one daughter, Jill DesJardins (Richard), of Sandia Park, N.M.; two step-daughters, Carolyn Glendening (Charles), of Butler and Linda Smithe (Brian Ducharme); six grandchildren, Schuyler Kidd, Shannon Tieppo, Andrew Glendening, Meredith Glendening, Brett Ducharme and Eric "Biff" Ducharme; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert E. Elliott, of Kerrville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jeane Carson Elliott, who died in 1964; and a son, Jeffrey Carson Elliott, in 1953.
Family and friends were received Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 515 N. McKean St., where funeral services will be held at noon with the Rev. Dana Wilmot officiating.
Burial will follow at the Rural Valley Cemetery, Rural Valley, Armstrong Co., Pa.
Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
To leave an online condolence for David's family, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.