Harold Elting, Jr

Obituary of Harold Joseph Elting, Jr

Harold Elting, 84 of  Bedford passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  He was born on Saturday, February 23, 1935  in Jersey City, NJ, a son of the late Harold Joseph Elting, Sr. and Marjorie Mae Tuers Elting .  He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Margaret Pope Elting, his brothers, Richard Elting and Donald Elting; and a sister, Lorraine Varnell.

He was a retired Baptist Minister and a US Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Mills Elting of Bedford; daughters, Karen M. Cico & husband, Lee of Bedford and Sandra Carnahan & Evan Leonard of Kansas City, MO; brothers, William Elting & wife, Carol of Whiting, NJ, and Robert  Elting of Bloomington, IN; sisters, Marjorie Oliveira & husband, George, Maureen Lewczak & husband, James all of Port Orange, FL, Beverly Kascmar of Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Jared Cico, Nicole Cico, Kayla Pingsterhaus & husband, Kyle and Stefanie Carnahan; a step-daughter, Merita M. Hall & husband, Marshall; a step-son, Charles Joseph Mills & wife, Yvonne;  step grandsons, Marty Hall & wife, Kristin, Joshua Mills and Zakkary Mills; and a step great-grand-daughter, Jada Hall .

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Updike Funeral Home Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Mark Manning & Rev. Matt Swiatkowski officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.   The family will receive friends  on Friday, August 30, 2019  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bedford.

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