John R. McElwee

November 12, 1970 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 51)


John R. McElwee        

      PORT ALLEGANY- John R. McElwee, 51, of Button Rd., passed away Friday (May 27, 2022) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

      Born November 12, 1970, in Coudersport, he was a son of Paul F. and Mary Lou VanZile McElwee.  On Apr. 30, 2005, he married Phyllis A. Grossman, who survives.

     He was employed with the former Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford, and most recently Bradford Pipe & Supply Co., before having to retire.

      He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1988, received an associate degree in electrical engineering from Penn Technical College, Williamsport, and attended the University of Pittsburgh@ Bradford.

     He was a member of the Sons of VFW, Post 6391, Port Allegany.

    John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He also loved his dogs and cats.

     Surviving in addition to his wife, Phyllis, are four stepdaughters: Paula Larson, Page (Andrew) Moore, and Lt. Pamela (Dan) Dixon all of Reading, PA, Patricia Larson of Port Allegany; two sisters, Sara L. Wilson of Emporium, Beth Ann McElwee of Port Allegany; three brothers, Thom (Tammy) Bates of North Carolina, Patrick (Brenda) McElwee and Edward (Grace) McElwee both of Port Allegany; 14 step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

      John was preceded in death by his parents.

      Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Wednesday (June 1, 2022) from 4-7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge 460, Port Allegany. 

      Memorials can be made to the Veteran’s Memorial Home, Port Allegany.

     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.  

    Condolences can be made to:  Phyllis A. McElwee, 196 Button Rd.  Port Allegany, PA 16743 or  Beth Ann McElwee, 35 E. Ransom St. Port Allegany, PA 16743.





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Celebration of Life
June 1, 2022

4:00 PM
Moose Lodge 460
Pearl St.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

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