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Joseph McElwee, 56 Of Drexel Hill Joseph McElwee, 56, died February 28, 2012 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was a life-time resident of Drexel Hill, and graduate of Upper Darby High School. He earned a Bachelors Degree in English from Penn State University, class of 1977. Employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Drexel Hill, as a letter carrier for 30 years, he retired in 2011. Mr. McElwee had also worked at Elwyn Institute. Joe was President of the Upper Darby Historic Society, a Board Member of Delaware County Heritage Commission, a member of the Sons of the Desert and Pack Leader of Cub Scouts Pack #92. An outdoorsman, he was a biking, canoeing, camping, swimming and basketball enthusiast. An ardent student of history, he also enjoyed writing, word games, reading, traveling, singing and dancing. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Anne Marie (nee McGrath); his children Stephen of Philadelphia and Rebecca of Drexel Hill; his parents Daniel and Eileen (nee Sweeney) McElwee; his sisters Mary Gallagher, Eilleen Lauersen and Kathleen McAnally; brother Daniel McElwee. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Saturday at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill, PA Visitation 5 to 8 PM Friday eve and 9:30 to 10:45 AM Saturday morning. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. Contributions: Penn Hospice @ Rittenhouse, 1800 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19146. Online Condolences: www.Arlingtoncemetery.us

Published in The Daily Times on Mar. 2, 2012
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