Charles C. (Pete) Elderkin, 67, a retired savings and loan officer who was active in civic and fraternal organizations, died of cancer Monday at Greater Southeast Community Hospital.
Mr. Elderkin was a native of Lagrange, Ind., and came to Washington during World War II while he was serving in the Navy.
He joined the old Anacostia Federal Savings and Loan Association as an assistant secretary, then served in the same capacity when Anacostia merged with Perpetual Savings and Loan Association. He retired from Perpetual as an assistant vice president in 1976.
He was a member of the board of trustees of both Greater Southeast Community Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Elderkin was a 32nd degree Mason and had served as president of the Anacostia Lions Club during the mid 1950s.
He belonged to the Prince George's Country Club and had been chairman of the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers from 1969 to 1977.
Mr. Elderkin was elected president of the Washington chapter of the American Savings and Loan Institute in 1962.
He was a member of the Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church in Washington.
He is survived by his wife, Alta, of the home in Washington, and a brother, Frank, of New Port Richey, Fla.