GETTYSBURG James Frederic Elliot, 93, entered into God's eternal care on Friday, January 3, 2014, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. Born December 13, 1920, in Greene, N.Y., Jim was the son of James Nelson Elliot, M.D. and Myrtle Jane Robinson, and husband of Dorothy Elliot, his wife of 65 years, who died in 2007. Jim graduated from Central High School, Syracuse, N.Y., and later enlisted in the New York National Guard Cavalry, where he developed riding and horsemanship skills. During World War II, Jim served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Force as a B24 flight instructor. After the War, Jim worked for Crucible Steel, and then LW Singer Co., a textbook publisher. In 1965 he relocated to Westminster, Md., to oversee construction of a new office and warehouse facility for Random House, Inc. The second warehouse expansion was completed when he retired as Distribution Manager in 1983, having a combined total of 38 years employed by publishing companies. He and Dorothy owned numerous horses over their lifetimes, and he took an active interest in the various breeds of dogs that Dorothy raised as a hobby. Jim also enjoyed spending time at camp on Otisco Lake in New York with his family and friends. He loved to visit local restaurants, bowl, play golf, and work the New York Times crossword puzzles. In recent years he was often seen in the local bingo halls. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and for years served as a lector in his parish. Jim is survived by three sons, James of Fairfield, Christopher of New Oxford, and Guy of Hanover; daughter, Mary Anne; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Joel, and his sister, Jane Elliot. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 24, at St Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 12 Hanover St, Gettysburg (Bonneauville). Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in the 300 block of W. High St, Gettysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to The A21 Campaign to aid in the prevention of human trafficking. www.A21campaign.org
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Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 9, 2014