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Calvin Elmore

Granite City |

Calvin Leroy Elmore, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born August 31, 1938, in Granite City, a son of the late Calvin W. and Rosalee (Warmack) Elmore. He married Melba M. (Siebert) Elmore on September 27, 1958, in Granite City and she survives. Calvin had worked at Tri-City Grocery for 14 years and later worked at Air Products in Granite City, retiring in 2000 after over 34 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed getting together with the members of S.O.A.R. and enjoyed watching car racing, NASCAR, wrestling, and the old western classics.

In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Richard Biason of Collinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Shari Elmore of Granite City and Steven and Ildiko Elmore of Northbrook, Illinois; seven grandchildren and spouses, Nichole and Wesley Herche, Joshua and Rachel Done, Jamie and Brian Worker, Matthew and Michelle Biason, Melissa Biason, Samantha Elmore and Nicholas Elmore; eight great-grandchildren, Abby, Ashley, Xavier, Zander, Kobi, Juno, Zoey, and Mila; a sister, Shirley Holman of Granite City; a brother-in-law, Shelby Siebert of Granite City; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Jocewicz of Wisconsin, Evelyn Siebert of Maine and Maxine Melching of Ellis Grove, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Richard Ripley; a sister-in-law, Carrol Siebert and four brothers-in-law, William Holman, Wesley Siebert, Joseph Jocewicz, and Charlie Weber.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com


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Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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