Albert Elko of Chadds Ford

Albert Elko, 87, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Media, died April 3, 2018.

He was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and grew up in Collingdale. He was active in high school athletics, as well as the Boy Scouts, where he achieved Eagle Scout status, and graduated from Collingdale High School in 1948. After serving in the Naval Reserve, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in accounting in 1955.

Al opened his own accounting firm in 1960, and over the next 50 years built it into one of the largest CPA firms in the Philadelphia area. He was also involved in many local organizations and civic boards, including the Media Rotary, Media Business Authority, Elwyn Institute, Riddle Hospital, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary.

Al is survived by his beloved wife Priscilla, sons Bruce and Gary and his wife Susan, stepson David Moran, grandsons Tyler and Evan, his brother Lance, and his sisters Gay Specht and Joan Cottier. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the Media Presbyterian Church 30 E. Baltimore Ave, Media followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment at Edgewood Memorial Park. Condolences may be made at

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