HELPER/OREM - John Arthur Elegante passed away at the age of 75 on Aug. 4, 2008 in Orem 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.
He was the eldest of four children, Fred Elegante (deceased), Charmaine Elegante and Charles "Buddy" Elegante.
He married Katherine Erramouspe on July 6, 1953.
His passions included children, fishing, love of outdoors, country music, Utah Jazz and Rockies baseball with a Rocky dog.
He is survived by his six children, Jeannie (John) Garavaglia, Cindy (Ed) Garavaglia, Michael (Jorgene) Elegante, Kathy (Jerry) Swiss, John (Joni) Elegante, Christi Elegante; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price. A graveside service will follow 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.