John T. McEliece Sr. was brought into the world on January 5, 1941 and was taken to be reunited with God and his wife on September 13,2019.
Son of the late Leo C. and Alberta E. McEliece. John is proceeded in death by his loving wife of 59 years Stephanie G. McEliece, his brother Leo McEliece, sister Connie (McEliece) Stumpf, Son in law Bruce Kwaczala and his granddaughter Cari Nedrow. He is survived by his children John (Dawn) McEliece of Minnesota, Gloria (McEliece) Kwaczala and partner Scotty Mazzucco of Texas, Connie (McEliece) Nedrow of Stahlstown and Brian (Joy) McEliece of Greensburg. He is also be survived by his 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. John was a hardworking and retired steel worker from Edgar Thompson in Braddock. In his spare time, you could often find him under a car or tying a hook on his fishing line. John would often spend his time with his family camping or spending time in the fishing boat catching fish. The amount of fish he caught could be attested to his famous fish call. Always a kid at heart, John would often spend time watching the likes of Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and other cartoons with his grandchildren. He was someone who always made you think, and made you laugh whether it was one of the many jokes he was telling, pronouncing the simplest words wrong or singing “Fire” like Elmer Fudd. These were traits that will forever live on with his children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on September 18 at Connie Nedrow’s home in Stahlstown at 2:00 p.m. 1575 State Rt 711 Stahlstown PA 15687.