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David T. Elko

November 29, 1950 - August 6, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: August 11, 2020

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc


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David T. Elko, 69 of Plains Township, passed away Thursday morning, August 6, 2020 at his home.

Born in Larksville, he was the son of the late John J. and Leona (Degosky) Elko.

Dave was a graduate of Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, and was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1969 to 1971 with the 1st Cavalry Division and later with the 6th United States Army, 22nd Infantry Division. Dave was awarded many commendations, citations and ribbons during active duty including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on July 10, 1970 in the Republic of Vietnam.

Upon his honorable discharge, Dave was self-employed as a mason until his retirement.
He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan and enjoyed going to the Onawandah Campground, Tunkhannock.

He was preceded in death by his brothers John and Tom Elko.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Marlene Albosta, Plains, daughters Krista Bonavina and her husband Jamie, Parsons, and Denise Kroll and her husband Brian, Laflin, grandchildren Cole, Hudson, Brandon, Dylan, Ethan, Melissa, Marissa, Alissa, and Joshua, step-children Michelle O’Brien and her husband Patrick, Warrior Run, Richard Shuleski and his wife Jaymie, Bear Creek, and Michael Shuleski and his wife Ann Beth, Shavertown.

Funeral Services with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army and the Plains American Legion, Post 558, Honor Guard, will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. Family and friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Due to the ongoing pandemic, restrictions have been put in place by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Those attending the visitation and service at the funeral home, please follow the practice of social distancing and masks are required at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Luzerne County Veteran’s Affairs, C/O West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704 in Dave’s memory.