Robert D. Elyard

Robert D. Elyard

CUMBERLAND VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Robert D. Elyard, 76, of Cumberland Valley Township, died Monday, June 23, 2008 WMHS-Memorial Campus, Cumberland.

He was born Feb. 15, 1932 in Alexandria,Va., son of the late Robert W. and Ludell R. (Davy) Elyard.

On Aug. 26, 1956 in Burtonsville, Md., he married Shirley Broyles.

In addition to his wife he is survived by five children, Beverly J. wife of Robert Willingham of Athens, Texas, David E. Elyard married to the former JoAnna Miller of Schellsburg, John R. Elyard married to Lennea Jaeger of Husum, Wash., James R. Elyard of Clarksville, Tenn. and Joseph A. Elyard married to the former Jennifer Swanson of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Kim, David, Jenny, Sam, Aaron, Sarah, Hannah, Naomi and Ahmira; and a sister, Betty wife of Thomas Malloy of Terrebonne, Ore.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Bowles and Barbara Harlow; one brother Ernest Elyard; and a grandson Christopher P. Elyard.

Mr. Elyard was a Korean War Era Navy veteran who served on the USS Chilton. He was a retired Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer. He was affiliated with the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cumberland and enjoyed fishing, hunting and wood working.

He was a beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather and will be sorely missed.

Memorial services will be held at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, Pa., Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Friends will be received Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Those wishing may make contributions to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 14501 Bedford Rd., NE, Cumberland, MD 21502 in his memory.

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