Werner Charles Elfers, a longtime resident of Cold Spring, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was 94. Chuck was a first-class individual; a true gentleman. He had a quick wit and will always be remembered for his stories of working for the rich and famous in NYC. He had scores of stories of famous clients and many jokes to share at a moment’s notice. He was generous and lived a full life with many great experiences. Chuck appreciated his family and extended family and until the end was surrounded by many of them. Chuck a true socialite always greeted you with a bright smile and twinkle in his eye! He especially loved his faithful Yorkshire Terrier, Luke. There was tremendous love between them, since then Luke has retired to Rhode Island with a friend.
Son of the late Jurgen and Auguste (Hagen) Elfers, he was born on July 10, 1924, in Basbeck, Germany and arrived in New York when he was two years old. He had a true American spirit and proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. Chuck had a long career as a jeweler with David Webb Jewelers, Madison Avenue, NY and had a place in NYC and Cold Spring before he retired.
He was affectionately known to his family as Uncle Vennie, and survivors include: two nephews; John W. Elfers of Teaneck, NJ and Richard Elfers of Fairlawn, NJ; two nieces Katrina Fanning of Hewitt, NJ, Linda Mabli of Ridgewood, NJ and many great-nephews and nieces. He is also adored and will be profoundly missed by many devoted friends and admirers.
Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY. A Memorial Service will take place, 11 am, Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s in the Highlands Episcopal Church, 1 Chestnut Street, Cold spring. Family and friends are invited.