Earl L. McElwain, 86 of Wurtemburg Rd., Wayne Township passed away at the residence of his step-daughter, Carol Lee Gardner in Millersburg, Ohio on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on January 7, 1931, Earl was the son of the late Clarence and Otis Kelty McElwain. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, the former Evelyn Johnson McElwain, who passed away on December 11, 2013. They were married on July 31, 1964. Earl had retired as a hammer operator at Pullman Standard in Butler. Earl is survived by three step daughters, Carol Lee and Doug Gardner of Millersburg, OH, Patty Barrett of Hermitage, PA and Midge and Fred Eidson of Aurora, CO, a sister, Dorothy Fidele of Ellwood City, seven step-grandchildren, Wayne Peffer, Robert Peffer, Erin, Eric, Elyssa and Elaina Eidson and Christopher Barrett and 3 step-great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, Earl was preceded in death by five brothers, William, Robert, Donald, Edward and Raymond McElwain and two sisters, Gloria Hackett Cobb and Barbara McElwain. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.
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