James McElroy

McELROY, James D. “Mac” “Deb,” 85, of Wintersville, OH, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Trinity West ER.

He was born July 1, 1927 a son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Merryman Couch McElroy.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Alda S. Williams McElroy; second wife Elizabeth S. Simpson McElroy; brother Harry Dean McElroy; sister-in-law Harriet Williams Swartz; and brother-in-law Robert E. Williams.

Mac was a 1945 graduate of the former Wintersville High School and served in the U.S. Army for a short time after graduation. He was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s Club. He retired from Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel after 40 years of service in the electric machine shop.

He is survived by his wife, H. Marjorie Williams McElroy, whom he married July 23, 2005; brother Darl (Harriet) McElroy; four daughters: Deborah Daughtery, Margaret “Peggy” (David) Folk, Cheryl (Larry) Sako and Joan (Jay) Cresap; stepchildren Lori (Tony) Conti, Tammy Clements, Kimberly Nolff, Chuckie Reiner and his friend John Domenico and Tara (Charles) Moore; 17 grandchildren: Adam, Amanda, Austin, Cody, Daniel, Franklin, Gabriel, Jacob, Jared, James, Jeremy, Johnny, Kara, Kati, Kristen, Maureen and Nicholas; three great- grandchildren: Conner, Jocelyn and Kira; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH, on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating. Burial will be private.

Flowers are welcome, but it is suggested that memorial gifts be made to Wintersville United Methodist Church or the charity of donor’s choice. Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.