He was a graduate of Unionville High School in 1946. After four years in the Army he decided to pursue farming and carpentry. His vast carpentry skills turned into a lifelong career with Streeter Associates of Elmira N.Y.
Elam and his wife (previously deceased) Frances Maureen (Sheller) moved to Bradford County, Pa. where they settled to raise their family.
Waiting at the gates of Heaven along with his wife Frances, was his sister Anna and brother John “Bud” Carrigan.
Elam’s wishes were to not have any services, but to be cremated and ashes interred peacefully. Condolences to family can be made directly to them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VisitingAngelsFoundation.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.