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1 of 12 | Posted by: Michele

“Every time I think of Elliot a smile appears on my face. He was a wonderful person that spread sunshine wherever he went. Besides all the baseball...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Ann Predmopre - Granby, CT

“"Elliott was a truly great guy""More than a business acquaintance" "He was The Real Deal"The Granite GroupDale Duby ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: dale duby - east haddam, CT

“Nancy, Jonathan & Emily,My sympathy you and your wonderful family.I have a wonderful memory of Elliott coming to Kearns and weeding our much needed...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Lapent - Simsbury, CT

“Nancy, Jonathan & Emily,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.I remember Elliott for his sense of humor and making us laugh...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy,Jonathan & Emily, Deepest sympathy to you and your family.One of my fondest memories was having Ellott come to the office and making us all...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“To Elliott's Family,I umpireded many games with Elliott as my partner. His love of the game was evident. He was fun to work with. I will miss him...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Elliott was someone you were always happy to see. He would greet you with that smile of his, and you knew a funny story would soon follow. Once, no...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“To Nancy & Family My deepest Sympathy on Elliotts Passing ... He was a very unique person who will be missed ... Carl Cooper ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Carl Cooper - Deerfield Beach, FL

“To Nancy, Jonathan, and Emily,I was deeply saddened to hear of Elliott's passing. He was a friend, a business associate, and most importantly, a...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Morgan Leonard - Moodus, CT

“To Nancy, Jonathan, and Emily,I was deeply saddened to hear of Elliott's passing. He was a friend, a business associate, and most importantly, a...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Morgan Leonard - Moodus, CT

“Shyer Family - so sorry for your loss. Elliott displayed such a strong will to live and gave a heroic effort in his fight. He was very courageous...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Tim & Deb Lenihan - Granby, CT


After a courageous battle with cancer, Elliott Philip Shyer, 66, passed away at home on December 29, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He leaves behind Nancy, his strong, lovely wife of 37 years; his daughter Emily (Shyer) Drago and son-in-law Justin Drago; his son Jonathan Shyer and daughter-in-law Kyleen Shyer; and grandchildren Finley and Declan Drago. He also leaves behind cousins Claudia Guy and Lori Alcorn and her husband BJ. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his cousin David Guy. Born on May 30, 1951, Elliott was adopted by Hilda and Howard Shyer, who raised him with his sister Diane (Shyer) Lewis. He attended Norwich Free Academy and later, Bryant University, where he got the nickname “Ollie” and met closest friends and troublemakers Max Zaniewski, Vinny Aitoro, and Eric Nilsson, among others. He worked as a longtime sales rep for HeatTech, alongside his generous friend and boss, Tony Audia. Elliott had many passions and interests, extending far beyond losing his keys, having a chronically low battery on his phone, and forgetting any and every password ever created. He loved baseball dearly and was an avid Yankees fan and dedicated umpire (so dedicated that he called his own son out to prove that he wasn’t biased). He also loved biking; he enjoyed spinning classes at the YMCA, and participated in the Closer to Free Ride for six years, this year raising over $18,000 toward cancer care and research. He took pride in his community garden plot and loved “borrowing” Black Eyed Susans and rocks from various places to adorn his yard. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 12 Noon, at the same location. The family will be hosting a luncheon following the memorial at their home in Granby and would love everyone to join them if they are able; Elliott's favorite foods will be served in his honor. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Elliott’s honor to any of these important causes: the Closer to Free Ride at Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital or the Farmington Valley YMCA, Attn: LiveStrong Program, 97 Salmon Brook St., Granby, CT 06035. The family would like to thank all the friends, neighbors, Hartford Hospital Cancer Center staff (specifically Dr. Timothy Hong), the hospice care team, and countless others who have been there with us on this emotional journey. Elliott’s personality was large, quirky, filled with humor, and one-of-a-kind mannerisms and expressions. We would love to hear your Elliott stories because we all have them. If you would like to share your favorite story or memory with us, please email it to shyermemorial@gmail.com where they will be compiled, shared, and treasured. Photos are appreciated as well. Also, if you have seen his keys or phone charger, please let Nancy know.