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ELROD, Sr., William Dean
ELROD, Sr., William Dean Bill 'Papa', passed away on March 24, 2015, at the family home, in Palmdale, Calif., his wife and sons by his side. He will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D. on August 29, 1942, he was the oldest of William and Marilyn Elrod. He served in the Marine Corps, where he found his passion for aerospace and dedicated his life to building America's greatest aircrafts. He proudly retired from Lockheed-Martin and Northrup Grumman with just under 50 years of service. While working at McDonald Douglas in Long Beach, Calif., Bill met the love of his life, Terrie, and they were married on August 9, 1969. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, William Dean Elrod, Jr. (Stephanie) and Robert Harrison Elrod; as well as two amazing grandsons, Mike and Spencer Elrod, who made Grandpa so very proud. To all of our family and friends-Thank you for all of your love and support. Bill's services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015, with viewing the night before on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4-8pm at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, 23287 N. Sierra Highway Newhall, CA. 91321 www.eternalvalley 661-259-3217

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