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James H. McElroy, 89

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — James H. McElroy, age 89 of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Laconia, New Hampshire passed away October 16, 2013. James was born October 30, 1923 in Cambridge, MA and educated in Canterbury and Concord, NH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 where he served in the Ammunition Depot and Utility Squadron in the American and Asiatic-Pacific areas. James retired in 1989 from General Electric Air Propulsion Division in Hooksett, NH then relocated to Sarasota, FL where he worked as a postal clerk in the USPS Contract Stations. In 2004, he moved to Farragut, TN to enjoy fishing the lakes and streams of Northeast Tennessee. James was a life member of the Laconia, NH Benevolent Protective Order of Elk (BPOE). He was also a former member of the following organizations; Masonic Lodge, Order of Odd Fellows, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. James is survived by his wife, Jeanne Roucher McElroy; children and spouses, James and Lynn McElroy of Gilmanton, NH, Kathleen and Jonathan Borden of Dartmouth, MA and Scott and Susan McElroy of Delray Beach, FL; step-children, Bonnie Douglas of Chesapeake, Va, Stephen McElroy of Farragut, TN and Jeffrey McElroy of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Garth McElroy and wife, Megan of Anson, ME, Ian McElroy and wife Jody of Belmont, NH, Andrew Borden of Dartmouth, MA, Leanne Borden of Boston, MA, Zachary McElroy and William McElroy, both of Delray Beach, FL; great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Tristan McElroy of Belmont, NH; siblings, Beatrice Hilton of Kittery Point, ME, Margaret Boyan of Riverview, FL and Russell Kenney of Orange City, IO; special relatives to Jim, George McElroy and wife, Edith of Arcadia, FL and Stuart Ramsay of North Myrtle Beach, SC. The family appreciates the staff of Summit View of Farragut for their compassionate care of Jim. Services will be private with inurnment in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery at Boscawen, NH. Memorials may be made in his memory to Laconia Elks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 676, Laconia, NH 03247. www.clickfh.com

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