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Laura Wittstock posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 12, 2019Nov 11, 2019 I’m happy to say Biddy was a good friend. He came to Minnesota and led the magnet school in St. Paul. We didn’t always see one another but he was always in my heart as a wonderful teacher. He loved the arts as well and we would see one another at events. My grandchildren went to his school for the Pow wows where my grandson learned to traditional dance from the elder men. He was only three and they smiled at him when he came on the floor. Biddy’s pow wows felt like home. I’m from Cattaraugus and first met Biddy at Onondaga where he used to pal with my cousin Oren. So many memories. So many gifts he gave to children. He will be remembered with love and many precious memories.
Sue Patterson posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 8, 2019My condolences to Lloyd’s family, he will be missed by many. His kind nature and twinkley eyes are at rest now. I hope his next journey is as interesting as his time here was. I missed his voice at the N.Y. state fair and his big hat. He would try to come to our New Years feast out at Tuscarora n enjoyed our one dish one spoon feast. Again my condolences.
Channan Maracle posted a condolence
Monday, October 7, 2019Dr Elm was by and large, one of the finest educators on the planet. He was my principal in grammar school. Always firm but very fair. I'm incredibly saddened to hear this news. The world has lost a very great man. My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Shane Zwack posted a condolence
Sunday, October 6, 201912 years ago Grace & Lloyd came to visit us in Edmonton. We went to the mall food court, resulting in an example of 2 memorable stories I had while in his presence: I watched as the afformentioned 2 lovebirds where sitting across from each other looking lovingly into each other's eyes - hands in hands. Why is this display so uncommon - Rather than common? Well, it also caught the eye of a woman who carried her self well, and couldn't resist but to walk by the table and say something like "excuse me to intrude, but it is lovely seeing how you 2 display love - we don't see it enough. Have a nice day". Moment #2 comes shortly after; upon exiting the mall's main entrance towards the parking lot. There is a side-walk that runs across the mall's doors. 2 young native lads on their bicycles: the first crosses our path. The 2nd stops his bicycle for us, with a slight look of contemplation on his face. We could now proceed to walk out onto the side walk, and very naturally, within Uncle Lloyd's stride, his big hand rests briefly on the lad's shoulder while his noble voice said very sincerely: "thank you nephew". I could just tell the lad felt aknowledged by someone as respected as his own grandfathers. 40 minutes with Uncle Lloyd = 2 brief inspirational stories, to name a couple.
Kathleen Pellegrino posted a condolence
Sunday, October 6, 2019Many memories from Native American 19. Well done, Dr. Elm! 1st grade, Mrs.P.
Bill McConnell posted a condolence
Sunday, October 6, 2019I had the great Honor to have Coach Elm as my biology teacher and high school basketball coach while attending LaFayette Central School....a Great Man, Mentor, and a teacher of Life Skills. I will always remember his smile and humor even during troubling times and amidst the chase of a championship. I've have used one of his axioms while coaching: "what sacrifice are you willing to make" to be a great Team Mate....my team mates will always remember the "rule" on game day. I hope the Elm family can find a smile on their face during these difficult days knowing how many people Coach Elm helped during his lifetime. A Great Man, Athlete, Teacher, US Marine, a Friend; rest in peace. Bill McConnell
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Tamera Lorenzo-Amidon posted a condolence
Saturday, October 5, 2019Dr. Elm was my Principal at School 19 from 1993-1996 and was truly one of the most amazing leaders I ever had in my life. He was one of the first people who taught me what it meant to have character after he pulled some major strings to get me an audition for Performing Arts at the mid-end of 6th grade year, getting me transferred immediately. He simultaneously saved me from a terrible bullying situation at 19 and re-routed my life into the best friendships and one of the most overall amazing experiences I could have asked for. I've always said he forever changed who I was meant to be when he did what he did. I stayed at Performing Arts from 6th grade through my Senior year, enjoying some of the best years of my life. Years later, when I was a student at Buff State College, I walked by an open office door with his name on it and saw a Native flag hanging on the wall, but he wasn't in the office, so I rushed off to class and went back later, but his door was shut. Afterwards, I looked up him up on the school website and emailed him, getting to tell him how I was about to graduate from college, thanking him for the amazing gift he gave me. Rather than writing back, he ended up calling my parents house, but I wasn't home. He briefly talking to them, telling them how wonderful it was to hear that what he did made such a difference for me and my family. Then 3 years ago, while dropping my niece off for her first day of school at Performing Arts, I saw his daughter, Ms. Greenan, who's a teacher there, telling her that her father was my Principal who had helped me get into Performing Arts as a kid and that now my niece was starting there. It was such a beautiful full circle moment for me, it makes me so thankful. And even though we never got the chance to speak directly, I'm so happy I got to tell him how amazing everything turned out as a result of that transfer!
Friday, October 4, 2019
Carla Morano posted a condolence
Friday, October 4, 2019Dr. Elm was my principal at School 19 from kindergarten till I graduated in 1993. He was such a wonderful kind gentle understanding man who listened guided and helped his students. I will always remember him. RIP Dr.Elm I'm blessed to have such good guidance
Lilyen Mascellino posted a condolence
Friday, October 4, 2019I had the privilege of teaching at Native American Magnet (School 19) when Dr. Elm was Principal. He valued great teachers & trusted / expected us to incorporate best practices into our Classrooms. I emulated his leadership style when I moved into leadership roles during my career. His legacy will be fondly remembered. To his loved ones - May your memories sustain you at this time. Sincere condolences.
Suzie Garnsey posted a condolence
Friday, October 4, 2019Sending so much love to you Auntie Grace. My condolences to the Elm family. Uncle Lloyd was such an honored elder. He taught me so much about Ceremony and just how to walk in a good way on this beautiful Red Road. I will never forget him or his wise words of teaching. My heart is heavy at his passing. Wishing I could be with you on Sunday, but I have teaching commitment. Sending you all so much love
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Friday, October 4, 2019
Gloria Mosley posted a condolence
Friday, October 4, 2019Dear Elm family, Please accept my condolence at this very difficult and painful time for I lost my entire family to our enemy death and I'd like to share where I found help at that time. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and also ICorinthians15:26 states that this enemy death will be gone forever. These scriptures along with jw.org help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed in hopes that this will help you also for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if this helped. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM
Friday, October 4, 2019