James L. Elwell, age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
James was born November 23, 1933 in Italy Valley, a son of Roscoe & Lucy (Geer) Elwell. He was a self-employed builder having built many of the houses in Italy Valley. He was the tax assessor for the towns of Italy and Middlesex and also the Code Enforcement officer for the Towns of Italy, Middlesex and Dresden for many years. In addition to his parents, James was also predeceased by a brother, Charles Elwell.
He was a Life member of the Maxfield Hose Company. He enjoyed singing and playing the organ; but most of all he loved spending time with his family & friends.
Jim is survived by his sons, Patrick (Sandi) Elwell, Darren (Nichole Pealo) Elwell and Duke (Karla) Clark; many grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild; the mother of his sons, Carol (Mark) Wolfe; nieces, nephews & cousins.
Per Jim's request, there will be no calling or funeral service. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Thursday at Italy Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Maxfield Hose Company, PO Box 306, Naples, NY 14512 or The Homestead Unit 1, 418 N Main St #1, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Baird – Moore Funeral Home, Naples.