Elliott lived life to its fullest for 103 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. After a lengthy career with the federal government, he turned his attention to art and became a commercially successful painter as well as an instructor at the Corcoran School of Art. Elliott was a life-long Francophile who lived in Paris during the 1950s and in the South of France in the 1980s. In 1987, he and his wife settled in northern Virginia with their two young children. He remained in remarkably good health and continued to maintain a busy schedule of activities, including foreign travel, well into his 90s. Elliott always maintained a positive attitude, even as he began to experience breathing and mobility problems during his final years. He appreciated being able to spend the last few weeks of his life in his own home with the help of Capital Caring.