Norris F. Elmer

December 18, 2012       

ADAMS CENTER, N.Y.  ó  Norris F. Elmer, 79, of the North Harbor Road, died Monday evening, Dec. 17, at his home where he was under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. 

Funeral services and burial are private. There are no calling hours. 

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Born Nov. 6, 1933, a son of Floyd E. and Elizabeth Squires Elmer, he graduated from Adams Center High School in 1952. 

He entered the United Stated Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955 as a sergeant.

Following his discharge, he became a self employed contractor building and remodeling homes in the South Jefferson area.

A first marriage ended in divorce. He later married Marlene Thompson on Nov. 9, 1993, at the home of Justice Donald Shaw, Adams Center. The couple has lived in their current home all their marriage life.

Surviving besides his wife, Marlene, are a daughter, Carrie Elmer, Watertown; four step children; a brother, Jack (Candace) Elmer, Adams Center; a brother-in-law, Harry Lamoree, Adams; and several nieces and nephews. 

A sister, D. Eileen Lamoree, died before him.

Mr. Elmer was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and playing golf. He was a member of the Sackets Harbor Harold Townsend Post 1757 American Legion and the South Jefferson VFW Post 5344, Adams. 

He was a 25-year member of the Adams Center Fire Department and charter member of the Adams Center Firemenís Benevolent Association.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and, Watertown.