Eliot Hallowell, 94, of Kingsland, Texas, and formerly, Concord, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Feb. 16, 2018, at CelesteCare in Llano.
Eliot was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Minneapolis. He moved to Massachusetts when he was 14 and graduated from Middlesex School in Concord in 1943.
Eliot served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-45.
He had many jobs during the course of his life, including at Ross Cutter in South Boston, Forrest Manufacturing in New Jersey, as a newspaper editor for The Montachusett Review in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and selling ads for The Public Spirit in Ayer, Massachusetts.
He also had many interests. He published a book of his own poems titled “Dry Martini & Other Poems” and enjoyed researching topics such as geology, physics, astronomy, cosmology, archeology, genetics, philosophy, and religion. In years past, he studied Shakespeare and Henry David Thoreau. He loved the old-time Dixieland street music. His most recent project involved creating a baseball statistic system to evaluate the offense and its value to a team. Most important, he just loved to walk.
You can enjoy Eliot rapping on YouTube. Search for “Grandpa Eliot Hallowell’s Rap #2” for a highly entertaining performance.
Eliot is survived by his five children, Jane Hallowell and partner Roy Keely of Kingsland, Beth Hallowell Jeffery and husband Laurence Jeffery of Acton, Massachusetts, Anne LaPlante of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Joe Hallowell of Danville, Vermont, and Kate Stacy of Ashby, Massachusetts.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, Joanna Jeffery Farrell and husband Ryan Farrell of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Paul Bamba and wife Nicole Chasen of Bayville, New York, Koji Bamba and wife Margarita of Austin, and Sam and Lily Stacy of Ashby, Massachusetts; and six great-grandchildren, Max and Zoe Bamba of Bayville, New York, Sean and Mateo Bamba of Austin, and twins, Carly and Tucker Farrell of Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
In addition, he is survived by his older brother, Morris Hallowell of Stamford, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Winslow Hallowell, and his parents, Morris Longstreth Hallowell III and Ellen Winslow Stetson Hallowell.
A gathering in Eliot’s memory will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Library Thrift Store, 300 Avenue J, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
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