William Elihu Palmer

William Elihu Palmer was born in Powellville, Maryland, on Oct. 3, 1931. After graduating from Wicomico High School in 1948, he served three years in the U.S. Army, from 1948 through 1951, first in occupied Japan and then in the war in Korea, from the invasion at Inchon to the march up to the Yalu River and the disaster of the Chinese Invasion. Afterwards, he spent his life as a teacher both in America and abroad. For many years he was a member of the faculty at Salisbury University. 

He and Angeles, his wife of 61 years, owned an Oriental Rug Shop in Salisbury for over twenty years. He is survived by his wife, Angeles, and their four children: Miguel, Juliet, Martha, and Laura. He lived longer than he expected, but he died unexpectedly on Feb. 19, 2022, on the beautiful island of Coronado, which he called home for the last years of his life.

He will be remembered by the readers of the books he wrote, including his first book, “Child of the Great Depression” and his last book, “The Labyrinth of Life.” His death brings to an end his search for something that he could not find.

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