Edward Elmore

Obituary of Edward Milo Elmore

Edward Milo Elmore passed away peacefully on August 5, 2020 at A.O. Fox Hospital. Born on February 17, 1930 in Walton, he was the son of the late Chester and Madeline Elmore. On May 15, 1953 in Tampa, Florida, Edward married the love of his life, Joan Alton. The two were married for 60 years before she passed in 2013. Edward proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was a member of several clubs and organizations within the community such as the Veterans Club, Apex Hunting Club, Royal Oasis, and the Walton American Legion Post #418. Edward was the biggest family man, family barbeques always brought him joy. He was known for his special sauce which had been passed down to children and grandchildren. He was always the one to call for a ride, he brought the family anywhere they needed to from sporting events to medical appointments and road trips all the way to Florida. Whenever you were riding with Gramp you knew you were in for a treat. There were many miles of good times together. Edward loved to cook and bake, he always loved to provide the food he made to his family, and he even tended to his own vegetable garden at home. He loved to play cards especially pitch with is family. Edward enjoyed sapping with his old buds in his spare time. He really lived up to the name “Gramps”, as the most supportive and strong family man. Survivors include his children, Jeffrey Elmore and Connie Gransbury (Bob) all of Walton; Sister Bonnie McCall of Walton; grandchildren, Jason and his partner, Victoria, Jeremy (Amy), Justin MacDonald (Amber Fusco), and Ashlee Gransbury (DJ Stephens); great-grandchildren, Montgomery, Blaze, Mason, Gina and Michaela; and his two nephews Lynn and Matthew McCall. Edward is predeceased by his wife, Joan and his parents. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his home care givers Madison and Miranda, who are considered his angels because they must have been sent from god. The 24 hour care given to him was more than they could ever ask for, always going above and beyond. Edward adored them so much, he called them “my girls”, and they were considered more than just nurses to him and his family. A.O. Fox Hospital and the staff for making his end of life journey as comfortable as they possibly could. The Walton Fire and Emergency Squad and DVH for always being there to provide the best care. Lastly, Dr. Michael Freeman who at times was more than just a doctor. The care given to him and his family has made Edward’s journey just a little bit easier and the family couldn’t be more thankful. All services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Edward’s memory may be made to UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, 1 Titus Pl, Walton, NY 13856, Walton Fire Department & Emergency Squad, 61 West St, Walton, NY 13856, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Edward’s family please visit his online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Edward
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home