Edward Paul Elcik

September 7, 1940June 9, 2018
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CONCORD, NH - Edward P. Elcik,77, of Concord, NH passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2018 as a result of ventricular tachycardia cardiac arrest.

Born in Lewiston, ME on September 7, 1940, Edward was the son of Paul and Gertrude Elcik of Lisbon Falls, ME. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1958, entered the navy in 1958, and upon his honorable discharge in 1961, started a four-decade career in real estate appraisal, serving as the full-time tax assessor in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Amherst, and running a thriving freelance career well into his retirement. Setting valuations for residential taxes lead to some heated fights—no one likes to be taxed—but Ed parried emotion with calculations, his best defense a mathematical defense.

Ed was also an accomplished bowler who competed in national bowling championships—his record was 11 consecutive strikes in one game. Three days before he died, Ed bowled his last string—despite unoiled lanes he grumbled about for two days—with his beloved senior league at Striker’s East in Raymond. A tall man with a deep voice, Ed had a soft spot for dogs, fluffy clouds, and ice cream.

Family members include his wife Dolores “Dodie” Elcik of Concord; his daughter Cathy Elcik and son-in-law Mike Kelly of Winthrop, MA; his daughter Karen Baum and son-in-law Marc Baum of Concord; and his grandson Ryan Young of Concord.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord, NH. A funeral mass will be at 11:00am on Friday, June 15th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Louden Road, Concord, NH, followed by a casual reception at the church. Burial will follow in Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord at 2:00pm. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


  • Calling Hours Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, June 15, 2018

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Doug Dicey

June 12, 2018

Ed and I worked for the Town of Exeter, NH some years ago. He was a good friend and outstanding person, We would discuss many thoughts on the town and his great ability to handle his job. To his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, may God Bless you all.

Doug & Jan Dicey, Kennebunkport, Maine

Karen Baum

June 12, 2018

I can't believe how happy you were Saturday morning. You were such a morning person where it took others coffee and time. Last night I gave mom her coffee icecream in a cone and I reached for your dish and bawled. I am so glad I got closer to you really this past decade. I called you when I aced a math class and you were beaming with pride. It meant the world to me.
Life without you isn't the same. We find ourselves reaching for the pudding container after dinner, searching for icecream at 7. Gazing at the clouds on road trips, high fiving us when you got a strike at bowling...I hope you say hi to grampy and grammy, Uncle Randy, and Kelly. Until we meet again..
Your daughter,

Ryan Young

June 12, 2018

Grampy, I love you so much I’m gonna miss you so much all the good times we had when we ate our ice cream together and watched basketball and baseball together by the way the Red Sox won last night 2-0 not sure if you follow what’s going on from heaven but I hope you get all the ice cream up there and I hope you got the flowers I put with you along with my picture grampy you were one of my favorite people to be around I will miss you so much buddy I love you -your grandson Ryan