Gordon R. ElfordFebruary 25, 2018
ELFORD, Gordon R.
Age 82 of Elmira Heights went home to the Lord on Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in Elmira Heights to Wilbur and Grace (Wilson) Elford on Nov. 2, 1935. He is survived by his wife Eleanor “Bunny” Elford; daughter, Ginger Colinger and son, Brian (Joselyn) Elford; grandchildren, Courtney and Zachary Colinger;
step-children, Jay (Sally) Cory, Juliana ( Rev. Scott) Wolf, John (Catherine) Cory; Sisters, Jane (James) Weiss, and Nancy Benjamin. He was also predeceased by his sister, Gladys Speen. Gordon was a US Air Force Veteran who loved his Country. He helped many people build or remodel their home. In addition, he was active with missionary work; twice traveling to Chile to assist in the building of their school. He loved skiing from the age of 3 until age 72. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Sat. Mar. 3, 2018 to take place at Maranatha Bible Chapel 774 Sing Sing Rd. Horseheads at 1pm with his son-in-law, Rev. Scott Wolf and Rev. William Wells officiating. A time of calling will immediately follow services in the sanctuary from 2-4:00 pm. Those wishing may remember Gordon with memorials to Family Life Network, PO Box 506 Bath, NY 14810 or Southern Tier Pregnancy Resource Center 375 W. Water St. Elmira, NY 14901. Condolences at www.barberfuneralhome.com