Emory Elkin, 86, of Smicksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Forbes Regional Hospital.
He was born on March 11, 1926, in Loop, Pa., the son of Duff and Nellie (Marshall) Elkin.
Emory graduated from Dayton High School and was a member of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church.
He worked at Dow Chemical Company as a supervisor for 20 years and then at Little Mahoning Pipeline as a supervisor for 20 years before his retirement in 1991.
Emory was gifted in the art of woodworking and made beautiful pieces of furniture. He ran EM&M Crafts with his wife, Marna, and they sold their products at local stores and flea markets.
He also enjoyed working in his large garden and raising chickens.
Emory will be remembered for his adventurous spirit and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Gary Elkin, of Findlay, Ohio, Steven Elkin and wife Mary of Irwin and Gregory Elkin and wife Melanie of Punxsutawney; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, David Elkin, of Seattle, Wa.; and sisters, Sally Wadding of Loop, Pa., Jane Altman of Findlay, Ohio, and Rose Day of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 53 years, Marna (Altman) Elkin, who passed away Feb. 13, 2011; and a brother, Richard Elkin.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 East Main Street, Dayton, Pa.
Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the funeral home, with his nephew, Kenneth Elkin, officiating.
Burial will be in Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Cemetery, Dayton, Pa.
Contributions may be made in Emoryâ€™s memory to Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 2540 Dayton Smicksburg Rd., Dayton, PA 16222.
Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc.
To express online condolences to Emoryâ€™s family or view a tribute honoring his life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.