Donald Elliott

Donald W. "Don" Elliott, 81, of Midland, died Friday, February 15, 2013. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7:00-9:00PM. Memorial services will be held at St. Mark's United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00AM. Don was born on May 5, 1931 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Robert and Eva Elliott. He married the love of his life, Ruby Smith, in Virginia in 1950. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, Don became very skilled in the trade of brick masonry and worked in this vocation until 1983, at which time he began working for Manor Park as Building and Grounds Coordinator. Don retired from Manor Park in 1999. Don was a very loving and compassionate man with a gentle soul. He was a loyal husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Don was a man of his word and was from the "old school" where a handshake was as good as any written contract. Don and Ruby shared countless hours together working at their favorite hobby doing crafts. They owned "Art With Nails" and enjoyed traveling to various craft shows selling their crafts for over 30 years. He loved spending time with his family and especially the ones that called him PaPa. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Elliott of Midland; son, Gary Elliott of Midland; son, Mark Elliott and Barbara of Midland; daughter, Jennifer Shaw of Mt. Vernon, ME; and daughter, Tracey Arenivas and Jr. of Midland; 10 grandchildren, Amy Aguilar and Mario of Midland; Cassie Bundy and Lan of Midland; Adam Elliott and Lindsay of Midland; Clint Elliott of Midland; Aaron Shaw of Mt. Vernon, ME; Jarred Shaw of Mt. Vernon, ME; Brian Shaw and Michelle of Mt. Vernon, ME; Addison Arenivas of Midland; Chole Arenivas of Midland; Sara Arenivas of Midland; 5 great-grandchildren, Afton, Laylan, Locke, Capri, and Camden. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Feb. 17, 2013