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Robert (Bob) Lundquist Elder

June 13, 1927 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 90)

Robert (Bob) Lundquist Elder – 90 years old


Robert L. Elder passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on December 3, 2017 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


“Daddy Bob”, as many of his children called him, was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1927. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II before attending Penn State University and graduating with a degree in Agronomy. 


In his early career, Bob was a partner with T.E. Carroll, a leading landscape contractor in the Washington, D.C. area and quickly became a well known and established professional in the landscaping arena.


In 1971, Bob founded Robert L. Elder & Sons, Inc., a golf course design and construction company located in Smithsburg, Maryland. His vision, unique design and aesthetic, and elite course development can be found in many courses in the mid-Atlantic region from Maine to Florida. His most notable course is The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.


He was a man of many passions and will be remembered by those closest to him for his love of trains, machinery, farming, antiques, and most of all, his family.


Bob was preceded in death by his Father, John Burton Elder and his Mother, Mildred Christine Lundquist. 


He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Diane Stottler Elder and his six children; Burt, Rick, Chuck, Steve, Mark, and Lisa, as well as, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


A celebration of his life will be held on December 16, 2017 at Cocoa Beach Community Church of Cocoa Beach, Florida.


Please visit his memorial page at

 Service Information

Memorial Service
December 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Cocoa Beach Community Church
126 S. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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