Elton Lynn Erhardt, 81, of Honesdale passed away on December 20, 2023 after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Elton was born in Honesdale on March 18, 1942 to the late Roy Charles and Lucille Elizabeth (Rutledge) Erhardt. He lived his entire life on the family farm on Kellows Road.
Elton attended Honesdale High School graduating in 1959. As a young man Elton began working with his father on the farm and as a hay and straw dealer. This became his passion and a business that he continued until his health deteriorated several months prior to his passing.
Elton enjoyed spending time at many of the local restaurants. You would often see him having a meal at The Country Cafe, Elegante's, Scarfalloto's, or The Red Schoolhouse. In the evening he could be spotted at Dunkin enjoying his coffee and donut.
In recent years, Elton looked forward to traveling with his nephews on Wednesdays. He loved being on the road and was happy to help whenever he could.
Through his travels, Elton made numerous friends. Many of those friends called or visited during his illness which he greatly appreciated.
Along with his parents, Elton was preceded in death by his brother Vernon Erhardt.
Elton is survived by his sister Janet Tigue, a sister-in-law Beverly Erhardt, nieces and nephews Charles and Eric Erhardt, Wayne, Roy, Lynnita (Petroski), Adam, Sarah, Thomas, William, and Bradley Tigue as well as many great nieces and nephews. He will be tremendously missed by all.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 29, 2023 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale with Rev. Lloyd Canfield officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and on Friday from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Interment will be in Calkins Cemetery.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Elton
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Arthur A Bryant Funeral Home