Charles R. McKelvey, Jr.

Born: Sat., Jul. 7, 1928
Died: Sun., Sep. 22, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 27, 2019
Location: Fulton Athletic Club


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Charles R. McKelvey, Jr., 91, passed away on September 22, 2019 at Fairview Manor. He was born July 7, 1928 to the late Charles R. McKelvey, Sr. and Elizabeth (Spohn) McKelvey.

 
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his two sons, Edward McKelvey, and Richard McKelvey, his siblings, John McKelvey, Harry McKelvey, Plina Dean, and Harold McKelvey.
 
Charles worked as a machine operator at Conrail. He served in the United States Army in Japan. He re-enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served in Korea.
 
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor (Lubek) McKelvey, his daughter, Laura LeVan (Randy) of Erie, his sisters, Anna Didion (Roy) of Erie, and Latitia DeLaGarza of Arizona, 6 grandchildren, Richard McKelvey, Edward McKelvey, Mark McKelvey, Melissa Irwan, Grace Henderson, Tina Strange, and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
 
In honoring Charles' wishes, his body was donated to science through the Humanity Gifts Registry. Relatives and friends are invited to the Fulton Athletic Club, 1309 East 9th Street, on Friday September 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm for a memorial service followed by a wake luncheon. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, Pa 16503. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Please send condolences to garrdavisfuneralhome.com.

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