Eldo was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to Princeton after graduating from Lowellville (Ohio) High School and spending time in the Navy. He joined Campus Club and majored in the School of Public and International Affairs.

After graduation he joined W.R. Grace and Co. and spent three years in Chile. Returning to New York, he went to work for The New York Trust Co., which was merged into the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank, which sent him to Mexico. Returning to New York in the early 1970s, Eldo entered the textile business with Princeton classmate Alan Campbell ’51 as his partner. He was also a self-educated collector of French furniture and Old Master drawings.

Eldo died March 12, 2024. Predeceased by his wife, Kathryn Ann Cosgrove, Eldo is survived by his son David, and two granddaughters.

Undergraduate Class of 1953