Eldner (Elmer) Storm, 89, of East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born on Dec. 14, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Roscoe and Mary Boger Storm Sr. Prior to retiring in 1997, he was self-employed, doing general hauling for most of his life. He had also worked at Penn State Belt and Buckle Co., Georgetown, for many years.
Elmer enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a member of the Oak Grove Club, Wilkes-Barre, loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles and listening to country music.
He was preceded in death by stepchildren, Howard, Charles, Paul and Shirley Gyle. He was the last member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by brothers, Oscar, Paul, Donald, Roscoe Jr., James, Russell, Walter and William Storm; and sisters, Mabel Storm, Edith Barker and Myrtle Killinski.
Surviving is his wife, Shirley Norton Storm; three daughters, Mary Storm, Warrior Run; Gloria LeFort (Mike Martinez), Ashley, and Penny Kapinsky (Roger), Swoyersville; six stepchildren, James and Edward Gyle, both of Ashley; Wayne and Robert Gyle, Sandra Koons and Sarah Moyer, all of Wilkes-Barre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Anthony B. Vieney officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.