HARRY DWANE MCELLRATH
July 8, 1935 ˜ June 23, 2020
Harry Dwane McEllrath, 84, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully at home with his daughter by his side on June 23, 2020. He was born in Rockford, IL to Dewey and Elva McEllrath on July 8, 1935. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1953.
Harry met the love of his life, Nancy Neureiter, and they wed in 1957.
He joined the Army in May of 1958 until May of 1960.
Harry worked at Northwestern Drug in Portland, OR until he left to work for the Teamsters. He worked there as a Union Representative for many years until he took an early retirement due to suffering a brain aneurysm in which he fully recovered.
Harry and Nancy enjoyed traveling together, gardening, and being with family and friends. Harry was a devoted husband, caring for Nancy after she suffered a stroke up until the day she passed. He was the ultimate father, brother, Papa and friend and will be truly missed.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Gayle Pearrow (Kenny); grandchildren, Katelin McEllrath and Jake Pearrow; and Shelley McEllrath, who remained a devoted daughter-in-law; as well as countless other family and friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy McEllrath and son, Brian McEllrath, who both passed away in 2019 and left a huge hole in our lives.
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