John S. Elchlinger passed into Heaven on Friday, March 3, 2006, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to the late Mary and Vendal Elchlinger on July 19, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio and brother to Mary Spinhirn deceased.
John is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne of 48 years, daughters, Debra Ryan Dan, Lana Owens Brant, Cheryl Mowinski David and son, Thomas Redlin Linda. His grandchildren, Sherri Mowinski, Steven Redlin, Bradley Redlin, Rachelle Lohr Redlin, Jonathan Owens and Jason Owens. He is also Step-Grandpa to Tony Parker Theresa, and Great Grandpa to Ashlyn Rachelle Lohr, Kaitlyn Parker and Jenna Parker.
John was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Third Infantry Division in the European Theatre. He was a Police Captain in Garfield Heights, Ohio for 25 years. Captain Elchlinger retired from the police force in November 1979. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona along with his wife, LaVerne, in 1979, eventually settling in Sun City, where they have resided since. John went to work for the travel industry in Arizona where he was very happy for many years. He leaves many dear friends at the Wigwam Resort in Goodyear, Arizona.Print Obituary & Condolences