CUMBERLAND — Floyd “Pete” Shannon Elliott, 87, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home.
Born April 9, 1926, in Centerville, Pa., Pete was the son of the late Floyd Francis Elliott and Ora Victoria (Slick) Elliott. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Diane Elliott; two sisters, Dorothy Youngblood and Gwendolyn “Tootie” Weaverling and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A graduate of Bedford High School, class of 1944, Pete was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and retired from the Columbia Gas Company. He played baseball with the Pen Mar League, the Romney Rockets, the Rocking Chair League and numerous other local softball teams in the area. Pete refereed basketball for high school and college levels for many years. He was past President of the church league and the Hot Stove League. Pete served on the Cumberland City Council for 21 years, served as President of the Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Authority for 30 years and was the past chaplain for the Henry Hart Post 1411 V.F.W. He was a member of the Park Place United Methodist Church; the Fort Cumberland Post 13 American Legion; the Goodfellowship Club and the Mountainside Marines. He was State Past President of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and received the MML Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2013 at the Convention Center in Ocean City.
Pete is survived by his wife, E. Louise (Lowery) Elliott, celebrating 64 years of marriage on Aug. 27, 2013. He also leaves behind his children, Linda Carlomany and her companion Mike Kirsch, of Glen Burnie, Michael Elliott, of Cumberland and Kathy Miller and husband Dave, of LaVale; his grandchildren, Kayse Dunsmore and husband Mike, Jennifer Childers and husband Travis, Shannon Miller and wife Jaffa, Aaron Miller and wife Shannon, Chelsea and Hannah Elliott and his great-grandchildren, Zach-ary, Emily, Chaz, Logan, Elliott, Erin and Josiah.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Jimmy Flanagan and Deacon Frank Werner officiating.
Interment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.