I read of Elliotts passing in the Duke magazine. We were freshman roommates. My sincere sympathy the his entire family. Gordon Johnson
I just learned of Elliott's passing. He was a long time friend from Sealy Elementary school and Leon High and was my wife's cousin. I will certainly miss him.
Elliot was one of those larger than life people but, at the same time, he did not convey a feeling that he was larger than you. He was a dear friend, but if you ever sat opposing him in court or across the negotiating table, you knew very quickly you were facing a formidable opponent. Or, if you dared to match your shooting skills against his on a quail hunt, well, forget about it! Walter and Susanne Alford, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
It was an honor to have been able to share Elliott's last Thanksgiving at the farm. Our sympathies go out to all of his family. Ed and Betty Shaffield
To the Messer family: Elliott was one of my opposing counsel in a case many years ago. He was a consummate professional and a gentleman. He will be missed. Sincerely, Lauri Waldman Ross