On Dec. 8, 2017, former USAID Foreign Service Officer Calvin Lindsay Elmendorf, aged 70, passed away in Placerville, CA, after a 30-year battle with a malignant brain tumor.
In the early 70s, Lindsay joined the Foundation for Cooperative Housing in Washington, D.C., followed by an overseas contract with USAID’s Regional Housing and Urban Development Office in Tegucigalpa from 1978 to 1980.
After a second stint with FCH in D.C., Lindsay joined USAID, working with the illustrious team at RHUDO in the Universal North building on Connecticut Ave. Assignments in Quito (1986 to1991) and New Delhi (1994 to 1998) followed. After his return to D.C. and facing continuing medical treatment, Lindsay retired to Sarasota, FL. There, he met and married his second wife, Joan Chodak of Charlevoix, Michigan in April 2005.
Throughout his career, Lindsay brought intelligence, thoughtfulness, compassion and humor. Throughout his life, he fought a hard battle with cancer and won.
Lindsay is survived by his son Stirling Elmendorf and daughter-in- law Kumiko Elmendorf of Tokyo, Japan; son Byron Elmendorf and daughter-in- law Miranda Capriotti of Camino, CA, and former spouse, Donna Ayerst of Placerville. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Roberts of Hudson, WI.