Elmer was a man of many hats; a husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, son, uncle, brother, cousin, and friend. He was a man who could do so many things and was good at them all. He was a mechanic (all the cars he fixed), a baker (all the cakes and cupcakes he made), a chef (all the meals he prepared), a Jack of all trades (all the Macgyver things he did, a plumber (all the cracks he showed us), and of course, an electrical engineer (all of the Christmas lights).
He was such a creative, sarcastic, fun and loving man. He had so much love to give to so many people. As we listen to all the great memories that people have of this wonderful man, we realize what a true blessing he was to all of us.
None of us will ever be able to forget you, as you did so much for everyone. He truly was a caring man, we as a family know all the things you did for us and everyone else.
Dad, we want you to know how much we will all miss you and how much you were truly loved. We realize you are no longer suffering and that this isn't a "goodbye", but merely a "see you later". We love you and thank you.
Survived by wife, Kathy; three children: Tammy (Larry) Moos, Rick (Marnie) Orris, and Nicole Orris (fiance Chauncey); grandchildren and one great-grandchild; "special mom" MaryLou Orris; "brothers" Tim and Mike Orris; and one spoiled dog, Shilo.
Thank you for joining us in his Celebration of Life, held Monday, January 15th, 2018 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Josie Harper Hospice House in Elmer's honor.
Chapel of Memories
9001 Arbor Street #111
United States 68124