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Mr. David Kenmore Elliot

Oct 26, 1922 - Oct 16, 2021 (Age 98)

Glendale, California


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Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Obituary

David Kenmore Elliot, of Burbank and Glendale, California, passed away on October 16, 2021, in Glendale, California. Dave was born in October 1922, to David and Viola Elliot, in Canton, Ohio, but he grew up in Berea, Ohio, outside of Cleveland. After graduating from Berea High School in 1940, Dave joined the US-Army Air Corp where he rose to the rank of Captain at age 21. Dave was stationed in Knettishall, England with the 388th Bomb Group of the 562nd Bomber Squadron through the end of World War II. Dave went on to earn engineering degrees in 1950 from both Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio, and Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In his senior year at Carnegie Tech, Dave married the love of his life, Shirley Edgar, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in December 1949, with whom he shared his life with until her death in February 2017 after sixty-seven years of marriage.

Dave worked as an engineer for Jack & Heintz Company and Thompson Products in Ohio and Martin Missiles in Colorado before moving his family to Burbank in 1962 to work for Lockheed Aircraft as a senior research engineer specialist where he retired from in 1989. He was a member of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for over fifty-years, a faithful member of Burbank First United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Burbank.

Dave is survived by his four sons: David S. Elliot of Riverside, CA; James K. Elliot (Susie) of San Dimas, CA; Richard B. Elliot (Michelle) of Burbank, CA; and Robert P. Elliot (Kathleen) of Glendale, CA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Sara Stockwell, Laura (Mat) Finnegan, Steven (Rebecca) Elliot, Lisa Elliot, Jeffrey Elliot, Jonathan Elliot, Jimmy Elliot, Taryn Stevenson, Cailey Stevenson, Kristen Elliot and Deanne Elliot. David was also survived by two great-grandchildren: Reagan and Allie Stockwell.

Dave is preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his sister Margaret of Reno, Nevada, his younger brothers, Thomas Elliot of Berea, Ohio, and Robert Elliot of Red Bank, New Jersey, and his daughter-in-law, Gwenn Elliot.

Dave was a truly devoted and loving family man where his never-ending joy in life was his wife and family where he was simply known, particularly by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as "Papa".

A Celebration of Life and Interment service will be held 3 PM on December 28, 2021, at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills followed by a reception at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests considering a donation to one of the following:
Burbank First United Methodist Church 700 North Glenoaks Avenue Burbank, California 91502
Kiwanis Club of Burbank Foundation 2725 North Frederic Street Burbank, California 91504

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I miss Uncle Dave very much!! He was always such a good guy and fun to be around! I'm so glad I got to see him a couple months ago! At least now he is with Aunt Shirley, my mom and everyone else!! See everyone in December !! I wouldn't miss it! Love, Carol

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