John Arthur Elegante passed away at the age of 75 on Aug. 4, 2008 in Orem, Utah after a long brave battle with cancer.
He was at the home of his son and surrounded by family.
He made it to his seventh inning stretch, and went out swinging for the fence.
He was born, Jan. 15, 1933, to Charles and Adeline Elegante in Helper, Utah. He was the eldest of four children; Fred Elegante (deceased), Charmaine Elegante and Charles "Buddy" Elegante.
He married Katherine Erramouspe on July 6, 1953. He is survived by his six children: Jeannie Garavaglia (John), Cindy Garavaglia (Ed), Michael Elegante (Jorgene), Kathy Swiss (Jerry), John Elegante (Joni), Christi Elegante, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His passions included, children, fishing, love of outdoors, country music, Utah Jazz, Rockies baseball with a Rocky dog.
Funeral service Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, 11 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price, Utah. A graveside service followed at Mountain View Cemetery, in Helper.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dad, spend a day with your family or you can make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.