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Elmore, John L. On Monday, June 14, 2021, John L. Elmore, who was 71 years old, passed away abruptly. In Nassau County, New York, on January 26, 1950, he was born to his parents, Rush and Valerie (Liptay) Elmore. He served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and took great pride in his service to his country. Before John retired in 2001, he had devoted a significant portion of his life to working as an equipment operator for Golden Valley Electric in Healy, Alaska. On December 14, 1985, he wed the woman who would become the love of his life, the former Joyce Harkema, who was from Muskegon.
The ceremony took place in Alaska. There, they established a home for themselves as well as their very own inn or bed & breakfast. They had a shared love of adventure and exploration, but finally they settled down in the Muskegon area of Michigan. They would hide away in Florida during the winter months and spend their time there socializing with friends either racing boats or playing cards. John had a passion for the many devices associated with remote control technology.
It wasn’t unusual to find him in the process of fabricating some new device or apparatus at any given time. He considered his home in Florida to be his “glorified sandbox,” and he took great pleasure in using that space to experiment with his creations. He was a man of numerous skills who always challenged himself by taking on new challenges and undertakings. He had a warm and kind demeanor and a real fondness for all of his fellow humans.
Everyone who had the privilege of knowing John will grieve his passing deeply. He is left by his devoted wife, Joyce Elmore; his daughter, Misty White; his three grandkids; his sisters, Denise Benson and Dirdra Gervios; and a large number of friends who were very close to him. His parents, brother Rush Hone II, and sister Darrel Burrows all passed away before he did. He is the only survivor of his immediate family. There will be a funeral service for the family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America (VA).