In Memory


Sandy Elmore

Richard Sandusky Elmore, age 64, of Sykesville, MD, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born July 26, 1950, in Shelbyville, TN, he was the son of the late Thomas Jennings Elmore and Elizabeth Mae Caldwell Elmore. He was the husband of E. Darlene Evans Elmore.

Richard served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-73 followed by a career as a Telecommunications Officer with the Department of Defense. Richard was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons and daughter-in-law, Richard G. and Annie Elmore of Arnold, MD and Christopher W. Elmore of Viola, DE; step-children and their spouses, Amberly F. and Chris Villard of Westminster, MD, Emily A. and Josh Beck of Eldersburg, MD and Benjamin F. and Jenna Bonner of Abingdon, MD; brothers, Albert Elmore of South Range, WN and Thomas Elmore, Jr. of Winchester, TN and sisters, Judy Cunningham of Shelbyville, TN and Caroline Riddle of Tullahoma, TN. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brother, Don Elmore.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 am to 12 noon at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD where a funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Interment will be in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD on Friday at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, 291 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Sandy was at our 2008 Reunion




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07/20/15 11:08 AM #1    

Mary Crosslin (Gaines)

I was stunned when I heard Sandy passed away.  We sat together at the 2008 reunion and were able to rekindle memories and discover new things about each others' lives.   He did mention an earlier bout with cancer, but he was so positive it didn't occur to me that he wouldn't live a long, healthy life after his recovery!   What a terrible loss.  

I first met Sandy during our high school freshman year.  He lived about 2 miles from me, and we rode the same school bus to school everyday.   We eventually always sat together because we were the only two freshmen on the bus.  That  seating arrangement lasted all through high school.  We became good friends, and Sandy was a great listener and confidant.  He was a gentle soul and a kind person, not just to me but with everyone with whom he interacted.  I expected to hear from him about the last reunion (in 2008 we planned in advance to meet there with our spouses) but he didn't send any messages about it   As it turned out, I didn't get to go due to weather conditions.  Soon after I discovered Sandy wasn't there due to his failing health.  I had no idea.  

To everyone who knew Sandy, and especially to his loving wife Darlene, I send my deepest sympathies.  I will miss sending/receiving Happy Birthday messages and checking in occasionally for updates.  He was a special person and a valued friend.  I will miss you, Sandy.  

"your friend"



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