Mr. Elmo Frederick Adolph, Jr.
- January 2, 1934 - August 9, 2012
- Destrehan, Louisiana
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“Thinking of you and your family.
1 of 33 | Posted by: Jimbo Stevenson - Bogalusa, LA
Laura and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. What a wonderful Man Elmo was to us. We'll always remember the Italian Restaurant we...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Nick & Laura Tumbarello - MI
“We were so sorry to hear about Elmo's passing. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Al and Sylvia Spindel
3 of 33 | Posted by: Al and Sylvia Spindel - McKinney , TX
“Elmo was a dear friend of mine and will be greatly missed. All my love and condolences to Jean and
the family. Tony Bourgeois, Madisonville, La.
...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Jean Richard - Metairie, La., LA
“RIP Mr. Elmo.
Thanks for the quarters! ;)
5 of 33 | Posted by: shani maloney hagelberger - TX
“It was great working with you the past 16 years. God bless you and your family.
6 of 33 | Posted by: Reginald Bowie - Laplace, LA
“DEAR JEAN, MARION AND I WERE SADDENED AND SHOCKED TO HEARD OF ELMO'S DEATH.
HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND I ALWAYS APPRECIATED THAT. CAN'T BE WITH YOU...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Davis 'Sonny' Chandler - Hammond, LA
“So sorry to hear of Elmo's passing,it really broke our hearts. We love all of you & will keep you in our prayers always. God bless & be with you now ...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Charlie & Pat Coates - Destrehan, LA
“Chris and I are so sad to hear about your Dad's passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there with...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Paige George - MI
“Dear Jean, my condolences to you and yours at this time of sorrow. May the love of God enfold you in the days that are ahead. (Joy's friend)
10 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Gafford - Houma, LA
“My love and condolences to all of the family. Elmo meant so much to us in High School sports. While I know you are all hurting, you can take solace...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Rick Gaille - LaPlace, LA
So sorry to hear of Elmo's passing so unexpectedly....What a great friend for many years Elmo was...We had lots of laughs together...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Jerry Speer - LA - OLD FRIEND
I was so sorry to read about your dad's passsing. What a wonderful, long life he lived on this earth. I am sure you have so many wonderful...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Janie Thiele Anderson - LA
“To my dear cousins Jean, Vance, Vicki, Vince, and Vallete,
I am so sorry to hear of Elmo's passing, and wish that I could be there with you during...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Ricky McCoy - Mason, OH - Cousin
“I first met Elmo in 1948 when he was the quarterback and I was an end on the 100 pound team called the Desmare Fleas. We played together before many...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Will Billon - Metairie l, LA
“Jean and family. You all are in my prayers. Without Elmo being the person he was, I may not be where I am today. I am so thankful that he worked so...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Jeanne L. Arabie - Hahnville, LA
“To the family of Mr. Elmo Adolph,
Please accept my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. I met Mr. Elmo when I was a teenage amateur boxer at the...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Jan J. Porretto - METAIRIE, LA
“Jean, my heart goes out to you at this time Good Memories fill my mind.
18 of 33 | Posted by: Joanne Burgard Benitez - LA
“Elmo, my friend, to say you will be missed would be a gross understatement. You and I go back over 6 decades. Lots of experiences, which I wouldn’t...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Ronnie Rickerfor - Metairie, LA
“My prayers are with Elmo's family at this time. I have corrosponded with Elmo for a few years on the sunject of boxing. He always took the time to...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Sal Polizzi - Lancaster, PA
“On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences.
Kenny...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Kenny Spellman - New Orleans, LA
“The news of Mr Elmo's death have fill our hearts with sorrow. May you rest in Peace Mr Elmo. Our condolences to the Adolph's family.
Elvin & Helen...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Elvin & Helen Chow - Kenner, LA
“I knew Elmo years ago. We met up gain through the Warren Easton Lunch Bunch get-yogethers. Great guy w/ a fine sense of humor. So long to a good...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Joe Sanders - Mandeville, LA
“Mo Mo, You and my dad went to Southeastern and I met you and Jean years later. Our twenty year friendship was wonderful and I will never forget the...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Tony Lombardino - Mobile, AL
“GOD HAS SENT FOR A FIND MAN AND PERSON, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS HIS FAMILY. YOUR LOSS IS HEAVEN GAIN.
25 of 33 | Posted by: hilton leonard - laplace, LA
“God bless and keep you my friend. You're now in the biggest Hall of Fame of all, walking with the legends. I will miss you. LL
26 of 33 | Posted by: Lori Lyons - Norco, LA
“Dear Jean, Vicki, and family,
How I wish I could be there to support you in this sad time. Please know that you all are in my prayers. It is so...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Arleen & Steve Faustina - TX
“A great person & a super friend is gone. A funny man that will never be forgotten.
Both Jean and I will miss you, Elmo.
May God bless you...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: John Schembre - Kenner, La., LA
“To my loving neighbor , Husband to my best friend.
I will think of you daily and wish you were here to tell me what you really think ! I will miss...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Mimi Brocato Benjamin - LA
“Elmo was so special to me.. I always enjoyed his company. He had my admiration, love and respect. I will miss him very much. My thoughts and...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Donna D'Arcangelo - Folsom, LA
“It is with our sadness that we receive the news of Sonny's death. We had a great visit, at the get together, after Jack's funeral. Not ever thinkg...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Faith Moreau and Lloyd Moreau - LA
“My dearest cousin, I am so glad we reconnected these last few years. I am very proud of you and I will miss our dinners and conversation during Vic...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Patricia Ann Adolph-Refre - AZ
“Moe: My memories that we share are immeasurable. I am a better man for having you in my life. My prayers are with you and your family. May you rest...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: paul sita - foslom, LA - friend
Elmo Frederick Adolph, Jr., a native of New Orleans, passed away early Thursday morning, August 9, 2012, age 78. An avid sports fan, Elmo built an enjoyable and rewarding career as a boxing referee from 1964 to 2005, most notably officiated an estimated 23,000 amateur bouts, including the 1988 Olympic Games. He became a professional referee in 1992, working another 1,000 bouts, with 32 of those being World championship fights. Elmo was happy to have officiated Louisiana High School Athletic Association football games for nearly 30 years, including State title games in the Superdome. Most recently he was involved in teaching and training new football officials in the River Parishes Football Association. Elmo has been inducted into the Greater New Orleans/Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame, the Louisiana American-Italian Sports Hall of Fame, Warren Easton Hall of Fame, the Southern AAU Officials Hall of Fame, the USA Southern Boxing Hall of Fame, and most recently in 2011 the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, served proudly in the U.S. Army, and worked in sales in the New Orleans area until retirement. Elmo is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Jean Adolph Smith of New Orleans; two sons, Vance and his wife Sally Evans Adolph of Bay St. Louis, and Vince and his wife Kelly in Austin, TX; two daughter, Vicki Adolph Foster, and Valette and her husband Steve Kaufman of Edina, MN, along with their two sons, Ben and Alex, and many extended family and friends whom he dearly loved. Elmo was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo Sr. and Catherine Candiotto Adolph, both of New Orleans, and his sister Catherine Adolph Ceravolo.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm and Monday from 12:00 pm until service time. Masses preferred. To view and sign the guest book please go to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.