Eugene (Bud) T. McElwee
Eugene (Bud) T. McElwee passed away at the age of 84 on February 24, 2021, four days shy of his 85th birthday. Beloved husband of Margaret M. Bissett. Father of Sharon McElwee and Dr. Eugene T. (Susan) McElwee. Stepfather to Terri (Patrick) O’Neill, and Brian (Marianne) Bissett. Loving “Pops” to his grandchildren Shea, Casey and Quinn O’Neill, Ian and Shannon McElwee.
Bud was born in Philadelphia, PA, on February 28, 1936, the youngest child of the late Eugene (Gene) and Kathrine (nee Logan) McElwee. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty and her husband John Koch, brothers-in-law Jack Keys and Bill Graeff, brother Jack McElwee and his wife Helen McElwee (nee Koch). He is survived by his sisters Theresa Graeff and Eleanor Keys, many loving nieces, nephews and their families, and will be greatly missed by all.
Bud was a graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia (class of 1954). After high school he studied at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and proudly served in the Army National Guard. His career took him in many directions: originally working as an accountant for Moore Products in Springhouse, PA, then running a waste management company in Philadelphia, a limousine business in Southampton, then semi-retirement working for the safety and transportation team at Penn State Abington Campus.
Bud loved vacationing at the Jersey shore. He and Peg also spent many vacations visiting family in Ireland and the UK. They loved to entertain, and Bud made sure his guests never had an empty glass. Family and friends were blessed to have known him and experience his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. And he loved to sing!
Due to the current circumstances Bud’s services will be private and for immediate family only. There will be a celebration of his life in the early summer. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Eugene’s name may be made to Ancillae Assumpta Academy (www.ancillae.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org)