Paul D. Elston

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home 

In memoriam of Paul D. Elston, 05/21/1935 - 04/09/2015 

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Paul D. Elston, 79, of Coloma passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday. 

Memorials may be made to Coloma Bible Church or the North Berrien Senior Center. 

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Paul was born May 21, 1935 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Wellington and Ilo (Hayes) Elston. On Sept. 15, 1957 he married the love of his life, Helen Carlson and the couple celebrated 57 years together. Paul worked for Motion Industries for 24 years prior to retiring. In his earlier years he was a pitcher in several fast pitch softball leagues. He also enjoyed bowling, hunting, playing golf, woodworking and the companionship of his four legged buddy, Abby the Tabby. He was a charter member of the Coloma Bible Church and also a volunteer driver for the North Berrien Senior Center for the past thirteen years. 

Paul is survived by his wife Helen; two daughters, Nancy Hirdning of Coloma and Lisa (Tom) Doran of South Bend; two sisters, JoAnn Tabor of Louisville, Kentucky and Sandra Henderson of South Bend; two grandchildren, Cecelia and Thomas Doran, both of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Donald and Kenneth Elston and sisters Jerrie Snow and Sharon Sargent. 

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