David M. Correll Sr.
David M. Correll Sr., 67, of Luce St., Elmira, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. He was born May 31, 1950, in Hamburg, Pa., the son of Ernest and Betty (Kleinsmith) Correll. His father, Ernest; step-father, Clifford Cross Sr.; and step-brother, Clayton Cross preceded him in death.
He is survived by his mother, Betty J. Cross; his wife, Nancy (Wylie) Correll; children, David (Danielle) Correll Jr., Brian McElroy, Robin McElroy, Renee McElroy (Jeffery) and Heather Watson (Aaron); brothers, Dennis (Verna) Correll, Jeff Cross (Robin), Cliff Cross, and Roy Cross (Dolly); sisters, Donna Rice (Larry), Donna Mae Kline (Art) and Rosemary Barnes (Raymond); along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
David was an active member of the VFW Post No. 901 Elmira, the American Legion Elmira Post and the Military Order of the Cootie. He also held past membership with the Elmira Heights Fire Department. David was very generous to children organizations such as the Artic League assisting them with their annual toy distribution and playing Santa at many Christmas parties. He was an avid collector of Marine and NASCAR memorabilia and was a huge Pittsburg Steelers Fan. At the age of 17, David joined the U.S. Marine Corp and proudly served his country. He attended Hamburg, Pa. and Elmira, N.Y. schools. David worked for Stroehmann’s, Toshiba (MT Picture Display Corp) prior to his retirement at Mills Pride. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, N.Y., on Friday, Oct. 13, 2107, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Correll prior to the service at 6 p.m. by the Chemung County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Pennsylvania College of Technology Correll Family Scholarship, One College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
David’s Tribute Wall can be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com.