OBITUARY

Philip Merrick Eldemire

December 14, 1916May 15, 2013

Eldemire, Philip Merrick, 96, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Largo Medical Center. Philip was born on December 14, 1916 in Cayman Islands to the late Philip Charles & Giorgella M (McLaughlin) Eldemire. He moved to Clearwater, FL in 1982 coming from Baltimore, MD. Philip was a Stationary Engineer serving in the Merchant Marine during WWII. He continued his trade working for American Can, National Gypsum and then Westinghouse. Philip was a member of Abundant Life Ministries where he served as a trustee and Elder and was active in the Candle Aglow Ministry.

Philip was predeceased by his wife, Grace in 2004 and a daughter, Louella Eldemire Brown in 2012.

Surviving is a loving daughter, Judy Sher Eldemire (Arnold) Rosenberg of Baltimore, MD, a granddaughter, Brenda Louella Brown and a great grandson, Cole Johnston both of Park City, UT and three brothers, Philip Colburn (Ruth) Eldemire of Grand Cayman, Philip George (Pamela) Eldemire of Cayman Brac and Irving Bruce (Nelve) Eldemire of Little Cayman.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be offered to Abundant Life Ministries.

Funeral Services held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at Abundant Life Ministries, 1550 Belcher Road South, Largo, FL 33771. Friends are calling 1 hour prior to the service at church. Committal prayers with military honors and burial will follow at Garden Sanctuary Cemetery in Seminole, FL.

Condolences may be offered at www.GardenSanctuaryFunerals.com.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2013
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Philip Merrick Eldemire

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tim ireland

August 16, 2013

Correction . i have 2 hours later realized that it is in fact my great uncle merrick . whom i did meet at my grandmothers ( Melroses ) house in Derby 1975 when i was 5 years old . its very hard with so many great uncles called Phillip . i was reffering to great uncle Dilly with atlantic convoys . Huge love and respect to the Family that is far away . Life is short ........? NO its eternal . loving thoughts to the florida and cayman Clan . big love TIMOTHY . xx

Timothy Ireland

August 16, 2013

Much love to my great uncle i never met . but heard stories of your bravery on the atlantic convoys . May you rest in eternal peace and joy . Timothy Ireland ( Melrose Elemires grandson ) . xx

ROSE OUELLETTE

May 20, 2013

MR. PHIL, SUCH A HONORABLE MAN. WE WILL MISS YOU. HOWEVER WE KNOW WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. THANK YOU JESUS. YOUR RACE IS DONE AND YOU FINISHED WELL. OUR LIVES ARE RICHER BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN OUR FRIEND. WE LOVE YOU MR PHIL. ART & ROSIE....

May 20, 2013

Our deepest heart felt prayers to Philips family at the loss of an amazing man of God. We pray for the Comforter of the Holy Spirit to continue to cover all of you with peace during this time.We will always remember the wonderful smile and gentle hand shake as he and his loving Gracie greeted us on Sunday mornings. He will truly be missed but not forgotten. Mr.and Mrs.John Voight Rome, Ga.

JUDY FENTRESS

May 20, 2013

BROTHER PHILL MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH YOUR LOVE GRACIE. YOU ARE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS NOW, YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE.

Phyllis (Eldemire) Crauford

May 19, 2013

May God's love comfort you at this
time of sorrow, and find peace in
your special memories.

FROM THE FAMILY