Rev. Edwin
It is with sadness because of the loss, but also joy because of the promise of the resurrection, that the family and friends of the Rev. Edwin E. "Ed" McElroy relate his passing on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
Ed was born on April 25, 1944, to James McElroy and Mary (Kaylor) McElroy McElravy in Karns City, Pennsylvania (deceased).
Ed was married to Doris Walter in 1984. She preceded him in death in 2004.
Ed was a graduate of Karns City High School, Slippery Rock State College and the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio.
Although Ed was employed in several different areas, his greatest joy was serving as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. Ed was licensed to preach in 1971, Supply Pastor United Methodist Western Pennsylvania Conference in 1970, ordained as a deacon in 1976, and as an elder in 1979.
Ed served the Trinity Yoke Parish (Barkeyville/Hebron/Wesley), Jackson Center Charge (Vincent/Schofield/Hendersonville/Millbrook), the Redstone Charge (Little Redstone/Newell/Star Junction), the Economy UMC, the United Methodist Center, Warren First Salem and Emporium First.
Ed also was the arrangements coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church for 25-plus years. During this time, he built a strong team of dedicated volunteers to assist in hosting the 1,800-plus conference members and guests meeting at Grove City College.
Ed is survived by Emma Walter (a sister-in-law), Debi (Walter) and Terry Barr (a niece), Sharone Walter (a niece), Sondra and Stephen Barr (great-niece and nephew) and the Rev. Mark Goswick (a pseudo brother)
Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Savannah United Methodist Church. A Service of Death and Resurrection will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mark Goswick will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Savannah United Methodist Church, 84 Savannah Gardner Road, New Castle, Pa. 16101, or New Virginia United Methodist Church, Box 1006, 1100 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.
Arrangements are being handled by the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on October 16, 2019

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