Elliott Herbert Bolter, a longtime Palo Alto resident and fundraiser, died July 28. He was 88.
He was born in March 19, 1924, in San Francisco to Herbert John Bolter and Gertrude Grace Brown. He was a World War II veteran and resided in Palo Alto for 61 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Ross Road YMCA, both in Palo Alto.
He was a major supporter and fundraiser for the Palo Alto Summer Concert series, collecting $20,000 in pledges to support the series in 2003. He was employed as a printing and lithography salesman at The National Press in Palo Alto for 28 years. He loved gliding, being a handyman, volunteering and fundraising, and had many other hobbies.
He was husband to Betty Jane Bolter; father to Aimee Bolter Campbell of Menlo Park and Claudette Louise Kayne (Robert) of Tucson, Ariz; grandfather to Matthew Jordan Kayne, Kevin Mitchell Kayne and Jeffrey James Hansen Campbell; and brother to Kenneth Ora (Carol) Bolter of Novato, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in his name to the First United Methodist Church or the Ross Road YMCA.
A memorial celebration will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, following regular church services at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Service starts at 10:45 a.m. and the celebration with family begins in the Patio Room at the church at 11:45 a.m. Cake and coffee will be served.