Philip K. Elliott
May 8, 1931 – October 8, 2019
Philip Kent Elliott May 8, 1931 to October 8, 2019 Born to Benjamin (Benny) and Reba Elliott May 8, 1931 in Annapolis, Maryland. Graduated Annapolis High School 1951. He was a 1st Lieutenant at Eastport Volunteer Fire Company from 1948 to 1952 and a Special Anne Arundel County Police Officer. Was called to active duty U.S. Naval Reserve in 1953, served in Korean War on air craft carrier U.S.S. Lake Champlain until the end of the war. Married Janet E. Smith an RN Nurse from Fairfield, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1954. He retired in 1985 after 33 years with C&P Telephone Company and AT&T. He was a member of Annapolis Elks Lodge #622 and Stevensville, Maryland American Legion Post #278. He is survived by two daughters, Kim Elliott and Kelly Wright and twin sons Kent and Keith Elliott, four grandchildren: Kent Elliott, Jr., Stephanie DeLashmutt, Ashley Acosta and Ally Wright, and three great grandsons, Justin, Tyler and Ethan Elliott.
Relatives and Friends are invited to gather for a graveside service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens 1911 Forest Drive Annapolis, Maryland 21401 on Saturday at 11 AM.
- Graveside Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
Philip K. Elliott
October 14, 2019
I went out for a run one fine October day.
A cool breeze which ushered me all along the way.
I enjoyed watching how it made the tree tops sway.
And that's when I saw an autumn leaf break away.
It shot out and circled up then came back down.
Brilliantly colored it started dancing around.
As though now there were no rules for which it was bound,
Till 'twas beckoned by the gravity of the ground.
As it floated and darted here and there - no, there.
I was taken aback when it stopped in midair,
And then it turned to me with a whimsical stare
As if to ask - 'wanna play catch me' if you dare?
The challenge now taken, a game I can't resist.
So I reached forward, then I stumbled with a twist.
The leaf backed away as though laughing when I missed
And on the ground it landed softly as a kiss.
So the game is now o'er but is it really done?
As pop-pop knew, there's always magic in some fun.
Like a Thanksgiving turkey to turn your trash - then run,
After looking for corn laid out but he found none.
Or hey, you think I've found a shiny new nickel!
Not so, the nickel finds you in quite a pickle.
Or a golf cart that comes with a great big wind-up.
Just try to turn it and see how far you can get.
I think that's how pop-pop would want for us to be.
Take time to have some fun and build new memories.
Let go of the stuff that can't be changed you see
Or you'll just end up like the Wil E. Coyote.
Miss you pop pop,