Richard Elthorp

Obituary of Richard Joseph Elthorp

FRANKFORT – Richard “Dick” Joseph Elthorp, age 78, of Frankfort, died peacefully, on Monday, October 5, 2020, at home. He was born on November 26, 1941, in Mohawk, NY, the son of Robert and Gertrude (Mosher) Elthorp and attended Dolgeville and Van Hornesville schools. Dick served in the U.S. National Guard. On October 11, 1997, he was married to Geraldine “Gerry” (Gonyea) Kravec, in New Hartford, NY. For 33 years, he was a sub assembler at Remington Arms Co., retiring in 2003. He has been a Fair Director since 1973 and President of the Herkimer Co. Fair Assn., for 20 years, receiving several county and state awards. Dick was also a member of the Ilion Elks Lodge #1444 and the Good Sam Club. Survivors include his wife, Gerry; 4 children, from a previous marriage, Richard “Rick”, Jr., of Frankfort, Jeffrey, of Van Hornesville, Danielle Geter, of Mohawk and Chad, of Mohawk; a special daughter, Patti Ann Coffin and her husband, Adam, of Ft. Ann, NY; several grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Edwards, of Herkimer and Roberta Holmes, of TN; 1 brother, Don Elthorp and his wife, Carol, of Mohawk; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Bill, George, Chuck and Al; and sisters, Herriette and Betty Jean. Calling hours are Friday, October 9, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s larger location, 4309 Acme Rd., (old Main St., Town of Frankfort), Ilion. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held after calling hours at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the funeral home. If you plan to attend the calling hours or service, please wear a mask and practice social distancing of 6 feet, with Dick’s immediate family. Thank you. Anyone wishing to share a memory of “Dick”, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Herkimer Co. Fair (to be used for an agricultural scholarship in Dick’s memory), P.O. Box 47, 135 Cemetery St., Frankfort, NY 13340. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Dick’s service arrangements are entrusted to his Family Funeral Director and brother-in-law, Don Applegate.
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Friday
9
October

Calling Hours

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, October 9, 2020
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home (Frankfort-Ilion)
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
(315) 894-8000
Friday
9
October

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

5:30 pm
Friday, October 9, 2020
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home (Frankfort-Ilion)
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
(315) 894-8000
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