Obituary of Edward J. Elsenheimer
(Gasport) Edward J. Elsenheimer age 90 , died July 2, 2020 at the Wells House at Beechwood in Buffalo. He was born October 25, 1929 in Cohocton, NY, a son of the late Jesse and Florence (Gellien) Elsenheimer and had lived in this area most of his life. Ed graduated from Wayland High School in 1949 where he played Basketball and Wrestled. He was a member of the Covenant United Church of Christ in Gasport, and also St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Perkinsville NY. He and his brothers owned and operated Elsenheimer & Kill Builders in Gasport from 1952-1978 and would sponsor the Yankee Youth Baseball Team. Ed also sold Prudential Life Insurance and was the top seller for 3 consecutive years; winning trips that he and his wife Evelyn loved to take. He served as Councilman for 2 terms for the Town of Royalton, he was head of the Gasport Chamber of Commerce, organizing the winter carnival. He was a very active member of the Order of the Eastern Star #153 and the Gasport Lodge #787 F.&A.M. helping with their fly in breakfasts. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Robert and Harold; his sisters Bonita and Dorothy. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Evelyn; his children Irene Florence (Peter) Fadden of Walworth, Shirley (Douglas) White of Buffalo, Rev. Dr. Theodore Edward (Rev. Dr. Nancy) Elsenheimer of W. Columbia SC, Donna (Rev. David) Mills of Silver Creek NY,; grandchildren Patti (Brian) Teeter, James Edward (Keri) Fadden, Dr. John Fadden, Charlotte Evelyn (Jonathan) Glosser, Carolyn Elise (Timothy) Spath, Cullen Douglas (Kathryn) White, Adam Wesley (Britt) White, Jessica (Matthew) Oberly, Dr. Kaitlyn Elsenheimer, Sara Wilder, Margaret (Zachary) Waite, Steven Mills; 14 great-grandchildren; his brothers Jesse Elsenheimer, Donald “Joe” (Eleanor) Elsenheimer; sister-in-law Joyce Elsenheimer as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. There are no prior calling hours. His Masonic Service will be held on Saturday August 1st at 2:30pm on the steps of the Covenant United Church of Christ, 4449 Main St. Gasport NY 14067. A private, intimate family service will be held at 3:00pm inside the church. Please remember to wear a mask and bring a chair. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, Gasport. Memorials may be made to Church World Services, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN. 46515.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Covenant United Church of Christ
4449 Main Street
Gasport, New York, United States