Don Elliott Obituary, Cause Of Death – Donald N. Elliott passed away peacefully on October 12, 2022 in Saginaw, Michigan, the city he had called home since the year 1926, the year he was born. He had lived 96 full and wonderful years, during which he was supported by the love of a large and beautiful family and sustained by his Catholic faith. He had reached the age of 96.
During his younger years, he participated in the military during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. After returning to the United States in 1946, he worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for the entirety of his working life. Just this year, he celebrated 75 years as a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He worked as a mail carrier on the same route for his whole career, and up until the day he passed away.
He took great pride in the fact that he could still remember the street address of every home he had carried mail to — and the majority of them remembered him! Don was a talented athlete who brought joy to his loved ones and friends by spending many years competing in AAA league softball games under the lights at Hoyt Park.
After that, he took up golf and basketball, and he continued to be a formidable competitor under the basket well into his sixties. Don was an avid fan of music, particularly that of Elvis Presley, and in the early years of his parenting career, he would occasionally sing “Hound Dog” to his children as a means of lulling them to sleep at night.
Also, he was a great Euchre player who was famous for his consistent “according to Hoyle” comeuppances for opponents as well as partners in the game. He also had a tremendous sense of humor, which left his family, friends, and coworkers with memories to cherish for the rest of their lives. They spent a lot of time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which both he and his devoted wife Barbara adored.