James A. “Jim” Elter


Rochester:  October 4, 2014 at age 74.  Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Catherine Elter; children, Mary Jo (Bill) Bradbury, Lori Hill & Tom (Dan Gmeinwieser) Elter; grandchildren, James, Matthew, Katie (Steffane), Nicole, Andrew & Michael; sister, Suzanne Fisher; nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends.  He is predeceased by his father, Albert J. Elter; mother, Minnie Elter & sister, Patricia Stone.

Jim retired from the United States Post Office after 28 years of service.  In his spare time, Jim enjoyed garage sales, golfing and chess.  As a collector of many unique and interesting gadgets, family and friends rarely left a visit without a treasure or keepsake.  Jim’s love of life and playful energy will be missed.

Interment will be held privately in Riverside Cemetery.

Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Journey Home, JourneyHomeGreece.org or School of the Holy Childhood, HolyChildhood.org.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com

3 Condolences

  1. Mary Tartaglia on October 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We share a lot of good memories from Rogers Ave and our trips to the casino. I’ll miss him. Love and Prayers, Mary

  2. Don Bontempo on October 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Jim’s passing is a shock to us all, he’ll be sadly missed, but kept in our memories forever. Our deepest condolences to all your family , our prayers go out to you all. Don & Barb Bontempo

  3. Joe & Jo Ann Taliento on October 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Kay and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He always had a warm smile for everyone and so very friendly. After 55 years, there’s lots of fond memories to get you through this difficult time.
    One of our fondest memories is when Jim offered to video record our daughter’s wedding. He was the first person we knew that had a camcorder, so he created good memories for our family, too
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. He will be sadly missed.

    Joe and Jo Ann Taliento

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