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Enoch James Eley, Jr. 83 of Fayette City, PA, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 19, 2023.
He was born February 16, 1940 in Fayette City, PA, son of Enoch James Eley Sr. and Wilma Liviskie Eley.
Jim was the owner of the Eley/MCcrory Funeral Home sine 1997 when he purchased the business for his former boss Howard W. McCrory. Jim started working for the McCrory Family in 1956 while still in high school and has been here ever since that time servicing families in the Fayette City area. He was a proud US Army veteran. Jim was a 67 year member of the Fayette City Volunteer Fire Co. where served over 40 years as the Fire Chief, Past President of the Fayette Co. Firefighters Association in 1969-70, Southwestern Pa Fire Chief's and Assistants Chief Association, American Legion Post 484 Fayette City, Perryopolis VFW Gold Star Post 7023, National Funeral Directors Association, Southwestern Pa Funeral Directors Association, former Perryopolis Travel club where Jim and his wife Linda enjoyed traveling with their family and friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Janet R. Maher and husband Michael of Herbeson,DE, daughter, Deborah K. Parshall and husband Kelly of Fairhope, son, James M Eley and wife Sherri of Fayette City, three granddaughters whom he adored, Katherine O. Maher, Bailey K Parshall, Ashley M Eley., sister, Joyce Moody of Fayette City and brother, Leonard R Eley, Sr and wife Wanda of Fayette City, sister-in-law, Newana Seruga and husband Stanley, brother-in-law, Charles Lynch and wife Sylvia, sister-in-law Nancy Lynch. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by father, parents; wife of 57 years, Linda K Eley on May 5, 2020, brother Gerald Eley, five brother-in-laws, Lewis Moody, Harold Dwight Lynch, Harry Leonard Lynch, Donald "Pete" Lynch, Barry L Lynch, two sister-in laws, Janice Lynch and Joyce Lynch; niece Lynnie R. Druciak, two nephews, godson,Donald Lynch and Leonard R. Eley,Jr.
Family and Friends will be received Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm, Monday, October 23, 2023 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccfroryfuneralhome.com
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:00 am with Pastor Joshua Scully officiating.
Interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA 15017.
A combined firefighters service conducted by the Chaplain of the Fayette Co. Firefighters Association will be held Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette City VFC., PO Box 115, Fayette City, Pa.