90 passed away on October 11 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving partner of 36 years, Lynda Gould, his son, Miles, daughter-in-law, Vera (Bittner), sister, Lois Schneider, of Haverford, PA, brother-in-law Frank Gould, and sister-in-law, Janet Weinstein, of Philadelphia, and nieces Ellen Rothstein, Leah Garnett, Ruth Rothstein, Mollie Weinstein-Gould, Jordan Gould and nephew Jesse Gould. Elliot grew up in Philadelphia and received a B.A. and M.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Pennsylvania, class of '45. He served in the Navy and then studied at the Sorbonne from '47 to '49, where he perfected his French and his French accent. Elliot settled in New York City where he owned Stereo Lab in Greenwich Village, selling components and high end stereo equipment. He then went to work at CBS Television where he was an audio engineer for 35 years. He earned an Emmy in 1987 for technical work at NFL Today. Elliot was a bridge aficionado and Life Master. He was an early adapter of home computers, and initiated a course at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to instruct seniors in their use which he taught as a volunteer. He collected rare and out-of-print books on the fine arts and enjoyed incorporating his book searches into his world travels. Funeral services Thursday, October 15th, 4:30pm at The Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76th St, NYC. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wright Center on Aging/NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68 Street, NYC, 10065.
Published in New York Times on Oct. 13, 2015.