Harry R. “Mac” MacElroy


Harry R. “Mac” MacElroy of Franklinville, NY, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home.

Born May 29, 1928, in Antesfort, PA, he was the son of Harry J. and Beatrice Berfield MacElroy. He was married to Phyllis DuDash who predeceased him. On July 29, 1979, in Marchand, PA, he married Bernice Leasure who survives.

“Mac” was a graduate of Galeton High School, and joined the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948, serving on the submarine USS Queenfish. He retired from the Rail Road system after more than 30 years, last serving at the Chessie RR as a conductor. He worked part time at Holiday Valley Ski Resort after retirement.

He was a life member of the VFW Post 9487 and the I.O.O.B club # 1517, both of Franklinville. Life member of the Cuba American Legion, Salamanca VFW, and the Eagles Club of Punxsutawney, PA. Mr. MacElroy loved the outdoors and enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, fishing, and marksmen ship.

Surviving besides his wife of Franklinville, are ten children, Alana (Randall) Buchanan, Ken Leasure, and Harry (Melissa Bedell) MacElroy III, all of Franklinville, Colleen Mathews of PA, Wendy Anderson of AZ, Bob MacElroy of FL, Edward MacElroy of PA, John MacElroy of PA, Mike MacElroy of PA, Daniel MacElroy of FL, and many grandchildren, a brother Charles Woodhouse of PA, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother Lloyd (Ann) Woodhouse, and a sister Nola Webb.

Friends may gather with the family on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home in Franklinville where military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. Memorial gathering to follow at the Franklinville VFW post 9487.

Online condolences can be sent to babbitteastonfh.com.


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