Edward L. McElwee, Jr.

Born: Wed., Jan. 8, 1930
Died: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Location: St. Eliozabeth's Catholic Church

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Edward L. “Jim” McElwee, Jr.
SMETHPORT- Edward L. “Jim” McElwee, Jr., 87, of Third St., Shippenville, PA, formerly of Smethport, passed away Friday (Nov. 17, 2017) in Shippenville, PA.
     Born January 8, 1930, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Edward L. and Mary McGill McElwee. On Dec. 2, 1951, in Smethport, he married Phyllis M. Foley, who died June 18, 1998. They were married 46 years.
    Edward was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.  
   He was employed with Dresser Rand Co. of Olean, NY, as a welder and pipe fitter, for many years, before his retirement.
     Mr. McElwee was a veteran, having served with the US Army, from 1947-48.
     He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Smethport, American Legion of Eldred, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany, New York State Horse Pullers Association, Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR), and former member of United Steelworkers International, Local 4601.
    Surviving are two sons, Charles V. (Patricia) McElwee of Wasilla, Alaska, David L. (Debra) McElwee of Claymont, DE; two daughters, Colleen J. Greene of Smethport, Anna Marie (Michael) Fagley of Shippenville, PA; a daughter-in-law, Victoria McElwee of Smethport; 7 granddaughters, and a grandson; 4 great-granddaughters and 6 great-grandsons; a brother, Paul F. (Michelle) McElwee of Olean, NY; a sister, Betty Corah of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Phyllis, a son, Steven J. McElwee, a granddaughter, Amanda McElwee-Fritz; a son-in-law, Edward Greene; two sisters, Donna Bosworth and Mary Anne Losey: and three brother-in-laws, Robert Corah, Eugene Bosworth, and Richard Losey.  
    Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2017) in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Smethport, with Rev. Thomas E. Brown, as celebrant. Burial will be in St Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Smethport.
    Memorials can be made to the St. Elizabeth’s Church Memorial Fund.
Condolences can be made to:  Colleen J. Greene
                                                       2719 E. Valley Rd.
                                                       Smethport, PA  16749

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