CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Richard I. Elliott, 84, Dunmore, Pa., formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, died on Aug. 23.
Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Irwin and Margaret Garvey Elliott, and resided in Croton-on-Hudson until retirement. He attended Croton-Harmon High School, served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War stationed in Germany, and pursued an education in engineering. Elliott was an accomplished boat builder and inventor and prior to retirement was employed by Marathon Enterprises.
Upon retirement, Richard relocated to Pennsylvania where he introduced the New York City classic Sabrett hot dog to Northeast Pennsylvania and continued his business until the age of 76.
He leaves behind 8 children: Linda Learn, Dunmore, Pa.; Terry Macknosky, South Abington Twp, Pa.; Kathy (Tom) Smith, Sunset Beach, N.C.; Penny (Kirtie) Patel, San Francisco; Laurie (Jim) Colello, Jefferson Twp, Pa.; Ingrid (Mark) Thomas, Stafford, Va.; Kirsten (Walter) Cinquanta, Cold Spring, N.Y; and Erik (Carol) Elliott, Jefferson Twp, Pa. He was predeceased by his wives, Barbara Ryder and Nancy Niver. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held in Pennsylvania at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Bethel Cemetery, Croton-on-Hudson, on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home, Scranton, Pa.