Elmer C. Barcomb
Elmer C. Barcomb, 91, of Stafford Road, passed away, Oct. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Saranac Lake on July 17, 1928, son of George and Lillian (Therrien) Barcomb.
Elmer served as an Army Corporal-Radio Operator from 1950-1952. He also began working at the General Electric in Schenectady, where he was a leader that worked on turbines in the wire mill. Elmer retired in 1988 after 38 years of service.
During this time, he met the former Nancy Pratt and they married on July 24, 1974.
Elmer lived life to the fullest and enjoyed horseshoes, playing cards, going boating and fishing, camping, snowmobiling, bowling, and even arm wrestling. He had a passion for cars and old western movies, and enjoyed old country music, especially his favorite song, "You Are My Sunshine." Elmer also spent numerous winters in Yuma, Ariz., and fulfilled a lifelong dream by taking a cruise in Alaska.
Elmer was a member of the Moose Lodge, and was an Honorary Life Member of the Local 301 and the International Union at GE.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 45 years, Nancy Barcomb; son, Carlton and Joanne Barcomb; daughters, Linda Zampella, Brenda Barcomb and John Higgins, and Theresa and Edward Ritcher; step-children, Cheryl and James Lucia, Craig and Christy Stow, Dale and Mary Stow, Sharlene Stow, Lisa Stow-Wyatt and Julian Wyatt, and Dean Stow; brothers, Kenneth Barcomb and Joyce Drake, and Frederick and Barbara Barcomb; sisters, Rita and Darwyn Burnell, and Marjorie and Noel Dusek; sisters-in-law, Connie Barcomb and Joan Duchin; step-mother, Shirley Amell; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elmer was predeceased by son-in-law, David Zampella, and grandson, Justin Ritcher.
Elmer had a deep love for God, Family, and Country. He will be greatly missed by all who knew, loved, and cared about him. He was a kind hearted man with a contagious smile that touched everyone's heart.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Published on October 24, 2019

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Rocco Serafini
Nov 01, 2019
Dear Brenda & family:
Very sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. He lived a long and prosperous life. I'm sure he will dearly missed. May he rest in peace.
Regards,

Rocco, Angelo and the extended Serafini family
Judy Ackley
Oct 29, 2019
Due to a prior commitment my sister JOy and I will be unable to attend services. Hugs and love to the family. He was a special cousin that will forever be in our hearts.
Rebecca MacKellar
Oct 28, 2019
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Beverly Peryer
Oct 27, 2019
Even though we spent little time together, you were always a cousin I looked up to and loved. RIP Elmer.
Judy Ackley
Oct 27, 2019
Such a loving cousin. A Always close to family and friends. Dedicated to all he loved. Loved the family get togethers. Will always be in my heart.
Dale Stow
Oct 26, 2019
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Oct 26, 2019
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Oct 25, 2019
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Oct 25, 2019
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Anna Henning (Barcomb)
Oct 25, 2019
Grandpa,
I will always remember you as kind, smart, loving and funny-your big hugs and wet smooches. I remember going out on your boat on lake Champlain when I was little, the trips to Plattsburgh and our family reunions. It was always very special when I got to see you (and Grandma). I hope you are finally at peace in the arms of the Lord. I will remember you always. I love you.
Jane Peabody
Oct 25, 2019
Uncle Elmer will be missed. What a sweet and loving man. There is know doubt he is resting comfortably in the arms of Jesus.