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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Elton W. Crandall, born June 9, 1921, lived in Auburn, N.Y., graduating from Auburn Senior High. He was well known in musical circles and an active member of Second Baptist Church. He proudly served in World War II. In 1969 he moved to Binghamton, N.Y., retiring from the Binghamton Savings Bank in 1983, and then moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where he passed peacefully on Feb. 25, 2019 with his wife of 70 plus years, Betty, by his side.

He is also survived by daughters, Pamela (Ray) Kettle and Margaret (Seward) Ford; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Elton was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca A. Smith in 2014.

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He was interred with military honors in Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, in Second Baptist Church, Auburn, N.Y.

Memorial remembrances in Elton’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gideons International.

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