Posted by on June 13, 2020 8:45 pm

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

Joseph V. McElvaney Sr., 80, of 147 North 2nd Street, St. Clair, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Silver Creek, January 15, 1940, He was a son of the late John and Anna (Seary) McElvaney.

Joe retired from Weaver Tool & Die, Deer Lake.

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, St Clair, St. Clair Fish & Game , St. Clair Old Timers, Rescue Hook & Ladder #3, Mossglenn Gun Club, Tuscarora, PA Founding Father of St. Clair Area Recreational Education, Union President and very active in the Republican Party of Schuylkill County serving on the Schuylkill County Republican Executive Committee.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 brothers John, Richard, Thomas, James and Francis McElvaney.

Surviving are 3 sons Joseph V. McElvaney Jr. and his wife Sue of Phoenix, AZ; David McElvaney of St. Clair; Sean McElvaney of Phoenix AZ; brother Robert McElvaney of NJ; 2 sisters Sarah Slepecky  and  Elizabeth Chinchar both of Coaldale; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM – Tuesday June 9, 2020 from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair. The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser will be officiating. . Friends may call from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, New Philadelphia.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to

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