Elmer "Critch" Critchlow
1921 - 2011
Critch passed away April 6, 2011 at Eisenhower Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1921, in Haxtun, Colo. The family moved to Riverside, Calif. in 1927. He graduated from Poly High School and worked with his father in their family barbershop. He attended Redlands University where he served as Student Body President. During WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed his education courtesy of the Navy V-12 program at Northwestern University. He was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He is survived by wife, Linda; son, Tye Critchlow; stepsons Scott and Craig (Bethany) Caddow; grandchildren, Robert Boniface, Justin, Julia, and Jeffery Caddow. His first wife, Shirley and daughter, Terri Boniface preceded him in death. Donations may be made to Junior PGA Tour c/o SCPGA Foundation, 36201 Champions Drive, Beaumont, CA 92223 attn: Kristine; or Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation, 39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Published by The Desert Sun on Apr. 13, 2011.
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Critch was a great man with so many stories to tell. We will miss him
Bob & Barb Goble
April 26, 2011
We are very sorry to hear of Critch's passing. He was a great guy and we are very lucky to have known him. Rest in Peace our friend.
George & Cindy Jenkins
April 15, 2011
Critch was a remarkable man and good friend. I will forever miss him.
Dianna Waller
April 15, 2011
Elmer Critchlow, my mentor, boss and great guy. I just loved listening to his life stories. Elmer was responsible for my success in the automotive aftermarket industry. I can't possibly thank that man enough!! He led a long and full life and it was my honor to have known him.
Eliot Fisher
April 15, 2011
What a great guy, he will always be with us in spirit.
Brian and Barb Wilson
April 13, 2011
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