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Elmer Day

February 2, 1948 - July 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: August 2, 2020

A celebration of Elmer’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on August 2 at the Salem Lodge #330 Masonic Pavilion Route 191 Hamlin.

Masks will be required as well as all attending must adhere to the CDC recommendations of social distancing.  Therefore, there will be no receiving line.

Religious services will be officiated by Pastor Wendy D’Agostino of the Calvary United Methodist Church.  Masonic and Order of the Eastern Star services will be held along with military honors.

Private interment, Simon Cemetery, South Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (website pancan.org or 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) or to your favorite charity.

Elmer Day, South Canaan, died Friday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  His wife of  53 years is the former Treva Pennell.

Born 1948 in Hancock, NY, he was the son of Doris Maudsley Day and the late Maurice E. Day, Honesdale. He was a 1966 graduate of Honesdale High School and a 1972 graduate of Penn State.  Elmer served in the United States Coast Guard for four years and was a Vietnam veteran.  He retired from Comcast in 2014.  Elmer attended services at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Waymart.

A loyal and dedicated Freemason, Elmer had numerous Masonic affiliations.  They include Salem Lodge F & AM 330 where he was a Past Master, Order of the Eastern Star Laurel Chapter 67 where he served as Worthy Patron, as well as memberships in Temple Council, Savona Commandrey, the Valley of Scranton, the Northeastern Joshua Association, the Penn Priory KYCH and the Southern Tier York Rite College.   Elmer served as Knights Templar Division Commander from 2016 to 2019 and he was the Masonic Education Chairman for the 14th Masonic District.  He was bestowed the honor of receiving the Grand Commadrey IKT, the Grand Encampment KCT and the York Rite College Gold Honor Award.

Elmer lived life to the fullest, enjoying many hobbies.  He sang with the Northeastern Barbershoppers and Stourbridge Lion Quartet.  He enjoyed playing instruments, bluegrass festivals, camping, golfing, motorcycle riding, cooking, baking, and spending time with his family and friends.  His grandchildren meant the world to him. He attended all of their sports, concerts, and milestone events. Family meant the world to him, and he meant the world to his family.

Also surviving are daughters Laurie Wagner, her husband Don, and their daughters Cassara and Morgan of Waymart; and Renee Fries, her husband Kyle, and their son Kole of Honesdale; sisters Carolyn Love and husband Bobby of Florida and Lois Day of Pittston; a brother Edwin Day and his wife Karen of Arizona; nieces and nephews; brother and sister in laws and their families.

He was preceded in death by his sister in law Nancy Pennell; nephews Johnny Howell and Eddie Booths.

A celebration of Elmer’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on August 2 at the Salem Lodge #330 Masonic Pavilion Route 191 Hamlin.  Religious services will be officiated by Pastor Wendy D’Agostino of the Calvary United Methodist Church.  Masonic and Order of the Eastern Star services will be held along with military honors.

Private interment, Simon Cemetery, South Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (website pancan.org or 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) or to your favorite charity.

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