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J. Charles Elkinton, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, at his home in Newman.

He was 52.

Mr. Elkinton was born June 27, 1967, in Portland, Ore.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laura Elkinton; their children, Darren and Derek Glassman and Brian Turner; his grandchildren, Bella, Delilah and Alexis Glassman, Mia and Bria Skai Turner, Aston and  Annabelle Solis, and Penelope and Damon Glassman; his parents, Jack and Elizabeth Elkinton; a brother, Jeff Elkinton; and a sister, Kelly Elkinton Johnson.

Mr. Elkinton was deeply devoted to his family, and he loved camping and going out Jeeping with friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Patterson Covenant Church, 435 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson.

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