Joseph Samuel McElyea

Joseph Samuel McElyea, 74, of Elverson, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Hickory House Nursing Home, following an illness.

Joseph was born in Coatesville, on Monday, September 29, 1947. He was the son of the late Jacob Selmar and Lena (Melton) McElyea.

Joseph was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a welder, working for various metal shops. Joseph was a member of New Beginnings Church of Morgantown/Blue Ball. He appreciated everything about aviation and enjoyed making model airplanes and going to air shows.

Survivors include three children, a sister, Mary and her husband Chet Sceft of York, a dear friend/care giver, Leslie C. Gill of Elverson and his extended family of Eric McDonnell and Kelly Dawson.

A private service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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So sad to hear of joe,s passing,, known joe and his 2 brothers dennis n johnny all my life,,sorry i never knew about a sister except for the one who passed away at birth,,my mom n his mom were best friends ,,i,ll miss our long talks,,rest in peace joe n tell my mom hello for me,,hugs

~ Bonnie kiefer Coatesville , Pa
8/15/2022 12:40:31 AM

Les. I was just thinking of you and so sorry for your loss Bonnie

~ Bonnie Barkman East Earl, PA
8/5/2022 4:52:22 PM

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