San Diego Union,

Friday, 4 May 1990


"ELMORE -- Charles, 67, died April 25, 1990 in Chula Vista, Ca.  He was buried April 30, 1990 at Glen Abbey Cemetery in Chula Vista beside his son, Richard Allen Elmore.  He is survived by his wife, Alice Strawn Elmore, his sister -- Helen Elmore Ohde, two nephews, two nieces, his son - Charles Elmore, Jr., his daughter-in-law -- Christina Warner Elmore, and his many, many friends.  During his thirty-year Naval career, he saw service at Normandy Beach and during the African Campaign, as well as being involved in convoy and search-and-destroy missions during World War II.  He served as recruiter during the Korean War and was involved in invasive tactics during the Vietnam police action.  He helped commission the USS Oklahoma.  He finished his career as Chief Master-At-Arms.  After his retirement, he became maintenance supervisor for ten years at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.  He began his long working life during the depression when he and Helen delivered his father's butchered meat via his little red wagon.  Later on, he began working in his father's restaurant when he was 12 years old.  He enlisted in the Naval Reserve at 18.  He is sadly missed by everyone who knew & loved this 'crusty' man with the marshmallow heart."


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