The Obit For Elmer Critchlow

Elmer "Critch" Critchlow
(1921 - 2011)

Published in The Desert Sun on April 13, 2011


Critch passed away April 6, 2011 at Eisenhower Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1921, in Haxtun, Colo. The family moved to Riverside, Calif. in 1927. He graduated from Poly High School and worked with his father in their family barbershop. He attended Redlands University where he served as Student Body President.

During WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed his education courtesy of the Navy V-12 program at Northwestern University. He was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant.

He is survived by wife, Linda; son, Tye Critchlow; stepsons Scott and Craig (Bethany) Caddow; grandchildren, Robert Boniface, Justin, Julia, and Jeffery Caddow. His first wife, Shirley and daughter, Terri Boniface preceded him in death.

Donations may be made to Junior PGA Tour c/o SCPGA Foundation, 36201 Champions Drive, Beaumont, CA 92223 attn: Kristine; or Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation, 39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.