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Henry McElvery Born: May 29, 1943 Died: September 29, 2012 Services: A mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, October 4th at Interrment will be on Sunday, October 7th in the cemetery of the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich at 1 pm . Henry (Hank) McElvery was born on May 29, 1943 in Old Greenwich, CT and spent his childhood there. Henry attended Old Greenwich School and St. Mary's High School. He was a volunteer fireman in the Sound Beach Fire Department. His father "Harold" and his uncles were fire chiefs there. The family owned and operated McElvery Electric on Sound Beach Avenue for over 40 years. Henry graduated from Marquette University in 1965 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It was there that he met his first wife Susan with whom he had three children, Henry, Paul and Alison. Henry later lived in Scottsdale with his second wife Patricia. Hank was a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Arizona. Due to his natural ability to work with people, his career was in engineering sales and management. Hank spent his early career in Wisconsin working for Ingersoll Rand and Wisconsin Compressed Air. While still in Wisconsin he entered the field of natural gas vehicle fueling stations. That brought him to California for a brief period and then to Scottsdale where he spent the last 20 years. Henry was a true "people person" who always derived the most out of life. He had a terrific sense of humor and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Hank was a great father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. Hank was preceded in death by his father and mother (Harold and Stacia). He is survived by his children, Henry, Paul, and Alison; grandchildren Emily, Graylin, Grace, and Addison; his sister Mary Jane and her husband Paul; and a nephew and three nieces and their children.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Oct. 6, 2012