is a special edition of the
Palmerton Press to announce that the final arrangements have been made
for the Memorial Service for George Robert (Bob) Elliston, who passed
away in his sleep on the morning of January 3, 2005.
The Memorial Service will be held at the Campton Funeral Home, 525
Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, Penna., 18071 on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at
R. "Bob" Elliston, 78, of Palmerton, died early Monday morning
in the Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Campus. He was the
husband of Ruth G. (Greenawalt) Elliston. They observed their 22nd
wedding anniversary last Feb. 20.
owned and operated the former Elliston Radio and TV Service,
Palmerton, for many years until retiring in 1980, and also wrote and
edited the Palmerton Press Web newspaper from 2003 to 2005.
in Palmerton, he was a son of the late George R. and Belva A.
(Ashelman) Elliston. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Richard A.(Dick)
Elliston, and two sisters, Mary C.(Mame) Elliston, and Dorothy E. (Dot)
was a member of St. John Episcopal Church, Palmerton.
was a former board member of the Palmerton Memorial Park
Association and a member of the HAM Amateur Radio Association.
was a 1944 graduate of Palmerton High School.
in addition to his widow are two daughters, Belva, wife of
Henry Williams of Shermans Dale, Perry County, and Mary, wife of James
Hill of Malvern; a son, George R. II, and his wife, Kathy, of
Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
was also preceded in death by a son, John E., who died in 2001.
Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of
The Elliston family wishes to
all of our readers for their
outpouring of thoughts, phone calls, notes, flowers, food, memorial
donations in Bob's name and support on the death of
Bob. They have all been a source of great comfort to us in this time of
loss. We all miss him and his weekly issues of the Palmerton
Press. Friday's just don't seem the same!
In the words of our beloved
Editor-in-Chief "Well, it is time to close this for this week.
Please love one another".
"No coin of the
realm can possibly substitute for family!
be afraid to tell someone you love that you love them.
IT IS LATER THAN YOU
(Bob Elliston -12/15/2004)