A versatile athlete. This University of Akron graduate and native of Carnegie, Pa. competed in gymnastics, swimming and diving and was a YMCA instructor for many years in all three sports. Competitively the highpoints of his career were each in Ohio and Ohio-West Virginia gymnastic meets. He won the state championship in 1954 and the Ohio-West Virginia YMCA open division crown in 1955 at Ohio State University field house in Columbus. Elder died following a fall from the high bar during a national YMCA meet in Dayton.