Roger D. "Frog" McElhaney

1937 ~ 2019 (age 82)


Roger D. “Frog” McElhaney Jr. 82, of McDonald, passed Thursday, November 7, 2019.

He was born January 25, 1937 in Cecil; a son of Roger D. Sr. and Leona McMillan McElhaney.

Mr. McElhaney was a graduate of McDonald High School Class of 1955 and then served in the United States Army.

Roger worked at McDonald Bottling for six years and Cameron Coca-Cola for 35 years where he retired as a salesman in 2000.

Mr. McElhaney was a lifelong member of the McDonald VFD. He was a member of McDonald Presbyterian Church where he served as a past Deacon and Steven Minister and was a member of the Breakfast Club.

Roger was a volunteer for the Montour Trail, Meals on Wheels, the McDonald Food Bank, and the McDonald Area Redevelopment Association. He was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. He was a Pittsburgh Steeler season ticket holder for 49 years. Roger enjoyed gardening and watching old reruns of the Andy Griffith show.

On January 18, 1964, he married Virginia L. “Ginny” Peters, who died April 20, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Kurt R. (Lisa) McElhaney of McDonald; a daughter, Kris E. (Dave) Hanczar of McDonald; a sister, Phyllis (Robert “Buck”) Sember of McDonald; three grandchildren, Julie Hanczar and Alyssa and Blake McElhaney; and a special friend Mary Shannon of Bridgeville.

Family will receive friends Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 12-4 and 6-8 pm at Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald. Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at McDonald Presbyterian Church, 119 Station St., McDonald, PA 15057 at 11 am. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonald Presbyterian Church, 119 Station St., McDonald, PA 15057 the McDonald Fire Department, 150 North McDonald St., McDonald, PA 15057 or Meals on Wheels, 119 Station St., McDonald, PA 15057.


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November 10, 2019

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

November 10, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Funeral Service
November 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Calvary Center - McDonald Presby. Church
202 West Lincoln Ave.
McDonald, PA 15057


McDonald Presbyterian Church
119 Station St., McDonald PA 15057
Tel: 1-724-926-8561

McDonald Meals On Wheels
202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald PA 15057

McDonald Volunteer Fire Department
150 N. McDonald St., McDonald PA 15057

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