Kilcauley, Elmer W. NORTH PORT, Fla. Elmer "Kil" Kilcauley, 99, peacefully passed on October 8, 2012. Elmer was born in Rensselaer, son of the late James W. Kilcauley and the late Cora (Wiltse) Kilcauley. Elmer is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois Kilcauley. Elmer received his education at Fort Crailo Elementary School, Rensselaer and The Milne School, Albany. Elmer retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was a veteran of World War II; drafted in 1941, and sent to Pearl Harbor. He was recalled for active duty to The Korean Conflict, served in Germany during The Berlin Crisis, called to Vietnam and was later awarded the Bronze Star for his logistics contribution there. February 2, 2011 was declared "Lt. Col. Elmer W. Kilcauley Day" by Mayor Dwyer in the City of Rensselaer. A certificate of congratulations and letter of commendation from the Rensselaer County Executive and County Legislature also awarded. Kil was known for his quick wit, soft-spoken one-liners, creative craftsmanship as shown in his rebuilding of houses, cars, kayaks, motors and cabinetry. He loved golfing, square dancing with his wife and daughters, and taking family on boat rides. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother to his sister, Elizabeth. Elmer is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Karen (John) Thomas of Mass., and Linda (Roger) Dellaire, of Fla.; three grandchildren, Demian (Kristie) David of Mass., Jessica (Jason) Flaherty of Mass, and William (Shannan) Nowosielski of Mass; and five great-grandchildren. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, among them, William Campbell of Rensselaer, David Campbell of Portland, Ore., Cynthia O'Sullivan of Rensselaer, Ruth Clements of Troy, and a cousin. Elmer was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth R. Campbell; and infant brother, Richard. A memorial service is planned for November 10 in Florida. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice of North Port, Fla. To express condolences to the family, and sign the online guest book, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com. Arrangements by funeral director Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services of Punta Gorda, Fla.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 14, 2012