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David T. Elko

David T. Elko Obituary

David T. Elko, 69, of Plains Twp., passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 6, 2020, at his home.

Born in Larksville, he was the son of the late John J. and Leona Degosky Elko.

Dave was a graduate of Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1969 to 1971 with the 1st Cavalry Division and later with the 6th U.S. Army, 22nd Infantry Division. Dave was awarded many commendations, citations and ribbons during active duty including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on July 10, 1970, in the Republic of Vietnam.

Upon his honorable discharge, Dave was self-employed as a mason until his retirement.

He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed going to the Onawandah Campground, Tunkhannock.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Tom Elko.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Marlene Albosta, Plains Twp,; daughters, Krista Bonavina and her husband, Jamie, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre; and Denise Kroll and her husband, Brian, Laflin; grandchildren, Cole, Hudson, Brandon, Dylan, Ethan, Melissa, Marissa, Alissa, and Joshua; stepchildren, Michelle O'Brien and her husband, Patrick, Warrior Run; Richard Shuleski and his wife, Jaymie, Bear Creek; and Michael Shuleski and his wife Ann Beth, Shavertown.

Funeral services with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army and the Plains Twp. American Legion, Post 558, Honor Guard, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Twp. Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. to service time.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, restrictions have been put in place by the CDC and the state Department of Health. Those attending the visitation and service at the funeral home, please follow the practice of social distancing and masks are required at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Luzerne County Veterans Affairs, C/O West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704 in Dave's memory.

For information or to leave Dave's family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.


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