Austin Robert McElroy, 81 of Honesdale, died on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at VNA Hospice at CMC in Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Patricia Sutliff. The couple married on February 20, 1954.
Born on May 18, 1931 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Margaret Miller McElroy. Austin retired from Kelly's Home for Adults in Narrowsburg in 1992 where he worked in maintenance. Prior to that he was truck driver.
He loved working outside and taking care of his lawn. He was a loving and caring grandfather, father and husband.
Also surviving are his sons Richard McElroy of Hawley and Steven McElroy of Honesdale; sisters Rita Nardelli and Joan Pajanus both of Scranton; a brother Kenneth McElroy of Clarks Summit; grandchildren Megan Post of Carbondale, Michael McElroy of Honesdale, and Ryan McElroy of Hawley; four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother Arthur McElroy.
As per his request, a private graveside service will be held at the families convenience in Indian Orchard Cemetery. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com