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Wayne R. ‘Baldy’ Elston

January 3, 2011

Wayne R. "Baldy" Elston, 84, of Dallas, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011, at The Village of Greenbriar, Dallas.

Born in Kunkle, Dallas Township, he was a son of the late Ralph and Agnes Isaac Elston.

He attended the Dallas Township schools.

Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Branch and Roadway trucking companies.

Wayne was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, Trucksville.

Wayne was preceded in death by brothers, Gomer "Ike," Marvin "Jigs" and Gene "Chick"; and sisters, Dorothy Dodson and Lana Birnstock.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Joan Sutton Elston; sons, the Rev. Wayne R. Jr. and wife Dianne, Scotia, N.Y., and David and wife, Jan, Sweet Valley; daughter Larree Brown and husband Tom, Lake Township; grandchildren, Michelle Suski, Jeff Elston, Mike, Matt, and Mitch Bailey, Tom Brown, Jaime Elston, Jessica Langlois, and Janna Kabosky; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Wayne R. Elston Jr. officiating. Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service. A military service will be held Saturday at 1:55 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Believers Fellowship Center, 304 Swaggertown Road, Scotia, NY 12302.

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