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Wayne A. McElroy Obituary
Wayne A. McElroy, 81 Longtime Glenolden, PA resident Wayne A. McElroy, 81, passed away on November 13, 2012. Preceded in death by "his bride" of 57 years, Joyce McElroy (nee Cox). Mr. McElroy was veteran of the Korean War , serving his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Wayne was a great supporter of the Briarcliffe Athletic Association. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles and Phillies. He was also a fan of Indy car racing and was the Past President of Phoenixville's "500 Club". He loved to travel, whether it was across the United States with "his bride" or with the family to Myrtle Beach. He also had an impressive beer can collection. Wayne retired as a field engineer after 45 years of service to Bell Telephone/AT&T. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his bride, his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren. Survivors: Beloved father of Joyce Patton and Lois Gallagher, both of Glenolden, PA; loving grandfather of Dawn, Diane, Richard, Nicole, and Charles; cherished great-grandfather of 8; also survived by his dear brother Derwyn McElroy(Clara) of Montgomery, AL and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: Relatives and friends are invited to Wayne's Life Celebration on Saturday November 17, 2012 from 9 to 11 AM in Spencer T. Videon of Drexel Hill, 400 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill, PA. Funeral Service to follow at 11 AM. Interment Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Wayne's name may be made to Briarcliffe Athletic Association, 110 N. Bartram Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036 or to the Clifton United Methodist Church, 113 South Springfield Ave., Clifton Heights, PA 19018. To share your fondest memories of Wayne, please visit www.lifecelebration.com. 1-800-GIVNISH

Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 16, 2012
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