Obituary: Elmer Richard Quadro

Elmer Richard Quadro, age 99, died on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in the home of his daughter, Jessie Shumway on Owl Creek, Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, WY. Elmer was born, September 20, 1916, in Pescadero, CA across from Pigeon Point Lighthouse. He was the eldest child of Manuel and Mary Quadro. He attended school in Pescadero and graduated from there in 1935. He also met his future wife, Ruth Evelyn Gale there and they were married on October 28, 1940, in Reno, NV. They just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2015. During World War II, Elmer served as a Private in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, TX. He returned to CA and got a job on the Delta Mendota Canal and became a cement mason. When it was finished in 1951, he moved his family to the San Francisco Bay Area for work. He worked as a cement mason for 30 years there. He just received his 60-year Pin last month. He took great pride in his work and was a very hard worker. His job required algebra and he could do it in his head. He had a sharp mind and could read a newspaper and discuss any article in it. Elmer was a true 49ers fan and loved the game of football. He also loved to write poems, fun ones as well as serious and thoughtful ones. He was a great storyteller and love to entertain people with his stories. He called himself a “people watcher” and had a lot of experiences that he shared. He brought a lot of laughter into his stories. Elmer was a person who always tried to help those in need. Elmer’s remaining loved ones include his daughters, Jessie (LeRoy) Shumway, Thermopolis, and Janet (Gary) Weeter, West Valley City, UT, 13 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren and 12 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Allyn Quadro; brother, Ambrose, sisters, Geraldine and Hilda; Grandchildren, Spencer and Gailene Shumway and Janelle Weeter. Elmer was very well loved by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Graveside services were held March 14, 2016, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. #springcity #news