David Carlton Elscoe, age 76, died at the Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center in South Amboy, NJ, on December 22, 2021, after a long battle with diabetes, and its underlying conditions and debilitating falls. He was born in San Nicholas, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles on March 22, 1945, to the late Margarita Elscoe Berkel and Austin Elscoe. After graduating from Princess Irene School in San Nicholas, David migrated to the Netherlands, where he studied printing and pre-press technology. He became adept and proficient in the technology and worked for a major printing press in the Netherlands for several years and was recognized for his innovations and contributions in the workplace. Subsequently, he migrated to New York City in the mid seventies to reunite with his sisters Alice and the late Gladys Elscoe. In New York he worked in an electronics factory as a supervisor of shipping and delivery. He later left this company to pursue his original passion, and reintroduced himself to the printing, design and distribution industry. He worked in this field for several years before retiring in 2007.
David was an avid sports fanatic. In his youth, he played softball, baseball, volleyball, table tennis and fenced at the Aruba YMCA. In his later years, he lost his vision due to diabetes; however, he still remained a diehard fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks. He would follow sound and the voice of the announcers to capture the essence of their games on his TV.
He was also a music enthusiast; Old Time Calypso, in particular, was his genre and he would listen to the Trevor Wilkins Show every weekend, where he could trace the history of the music while listening to the vintage masters of the art form.
He had an uncanny sense of humor which never stopped and it was one thing that was constant - his wittiness. He came up with the craziest stuff… People remember him as a quiet, friendly, serious, hard working, family oriented individual, who enjoyed life and loved his family. May he Rest In Peace.