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“I was so sorry to hear of Elmores passing.He was a sweet and kind man who will be missed. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara - Port Ewen, N.Y., NY

“It was an Honor and Privledge to have met you and your family. To also have grew up going to your wonderful store both uptown and in the mall. May...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Danielle - Kingston, NY

“To all the Yallum Family: I can remember being a small child & my dad taking me to Yallum's downtown when he had to buy work boots. Many years later...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Siller - Altamonte Springs, FL

“My memories of the Yallum Family as many others goes back to Downtown as a child.Please accept my and my families deepest sympathy for your loss. ...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Frank H. Simpson Jr. - Kingston, NY

“I remember going downtown Kingston to get our sneakers (KEDS!) and gym uniforms! My mom and I were just talking about Elmore the day he passed away....Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Anita Carter Davis - Kingston,, NY

“I was saddened to read that Elmore passed away. His brother Bob was at Golden Hill with my Dad. I was always touched by Elmore's love and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Alice Kosturik - Kingston, NY

“Wonderful warm memories of El. Lew loved talking about scouts and Yallums. Maybe El and Lew will meet up in the great beyond. My sincerest...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Renee Krosner - Atlanta, GA

“Thinking of the family at this time with sympathy and prayers. Elmore is now with his brother - both happy and at peace. Sending love, Kris ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Kristine Carlson - Kingston, NY

“To The Yallum Family ~ There are no words to express how we feel for the loss of a friend and gentleman. My mom, (Chris Bruno) has such great...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Ellen & Rich Michaelis - NY

“Always a gentleman. RIP Elmore. Joanne and Richard Bush ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Joanne Bush - Ocean isle beach, NY

“My family and I were shocked to learn of Elmore's passing today. We had just received a New Year's card from him a few days before. He was a very...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: shelley pratt - Charlotte, NC

“Sad passing of another Kingston Icon, Elmore Yallum. My parents always took us to Yallums for clothes and shoes. It wouldn’t have been "Back to...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Carl Belfiglio - Port Ewen, NY

“I was so very sorry to learn or Elmore's passing. Both he and Bob were fine gentlemen. I still miss Yallum's. It was a fine store with good...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Delaney - Kingston, NY

“Suzanne, Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are all thinking of you and my deepest condolences to you and your...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Speicher - Livingston, NJ

“Dear Yallum Family, Our community has lost another giant! We will miss Elmore. We were blessed to know him for most of our lives. I (Barbara)...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara & Joe Cohen - Kingston, NY

“Suzanne, What a wonderful life -- and person. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Kathy Kathy ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Nelson - New York, NY

“Dear Suzie and Yallum Family, Wow, what a wonderful man, even though I didn't know him personally his obituary says it all. What a loving man, son...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Julia Lebron - NY

“My family knew The Yallum family for many years,since I was a little girl. I had the honor of seeing Elmore at Golden Hill when he was visiting Bob...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Faith Auriemmo - Kingston, NY

“I was saddened to learn of Elmore's passing. He was a kind gentle man and will be missed. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Lori day - Port ewen, NY

“I recall fondly my visits to Yallum's at the Strand...and then to their ultra-modern showplace in Uptown Kingston and can still hear his voice on the...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Vince Rua - Albany, NY


Elmore Yallum, 85, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Benedictine Hospital. Born in Kingston, he was the eldest son of the late Charles & Lee Krosner Yallum. Elmore was a graduate of Syracuse University and was a WWII Army Veteran who served in Italy as a radio broadcaster. While in high school, Elmore worked under Bob Browning at radio station WKNY as an announcer. He played clarinet in a band and was a Boyscout Leader. Before returning to Kingston, Elmore briefly worked in New York City, in early television, as a production assistant on the program Schlitz Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. For a period of time, Elmore was also a record distributor. Upon returning to Kingston, in the 1950's, he dutifully co-manage Yallum's clothing and shoe store with his brother Bob, for over 30 years. Elmore was a musical enthusiast who catalogued thousands of classical and jazz recordings during his lifetime. He was a member of various anglers associations, both locally and abroad and was an accomplished fly fisherman. He fished the waters of the Catskill's as well as Argentina, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Scotland. Bermuda too was a favorite travel destination, where he enjoyed bone fishing for over three decades. Although Elmore lived most of his life with his parents in their home, he was very outgoing socially and also devoted much time and energy to pursuing a deep and sustained interest in fishing, music and world travel. Elmore is survived by his nephew, Mark Caro Yallum of NYC, niece Suzanne Caro Yallum of Mahwah, NJ, sister in law, Clara "Scrappy" Yallum of Kingston, cousins, Susan (Mark) Misselbeck of Newtown Center, MA, Steve (Nancy) Krosner of Marietta, GA and God-Daughter, Courtney (Matt) Stano of Burlington, MA. Other cousins also survive. Elmore spent the last five years of his life dedicated to the ongoing care, support and love of his younger brother, Bob who passed away only one month ago. A devoted brother to the end, our family knows that they are together again A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave, at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Golden Hill Health Care Center Activities Fund at 99 Golden Hill Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.

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