Elmer has served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. His family is politically identified and highly respected by many, not to mention being the first cousin of the Philippines Past President Fidel Ramos and U.N Director and Philippine Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani. Elmer is one of the sons of the late Pura and Mariano Agsalud of Asingan. Like himself, his father had also served in the Army. His father was a well-known dentist and his mother was a Registered Nurse at their family owned hospital established in the Philippines.
The siblings of Elmer are also highly educated and are located in different locations in California. Elmer was a well-known Accountant, Registered Nurse and House Supervisor at Las Vegas’ own, Spring Valley Hospital, Bellflower Medical Center in California, as well as Business Owner of Agsalud Home Care I. He was survived by his wife, Jennifer Agsalud, daughter Chelsea, his sons Erwin and Bernard, his brothers Mario, Edmundo and Rafael, and his seven grandchildren.