Joyce Ann McElroy, 81 of Harmar Township died Thursday, July 23, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 2, 1939 in Russellton to the late Reno and Flora (Pradelli) Biagi and was a lifelong resident. She worked at the United Mine Workers as a Secretary, where she met her lifelong friend, Diane Heckman. Joyce retired with 30 years of service and dedication to helping coal miners. Joyce enjoyed sitting on her back porch, going to the casino and family trips to the beach. Joyce is gone from our lives but will forever live on in the hearts of her family and dear friends. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband James G. McElroy, who loved and guided her selflessly through her battle with Alzheimer’s, Son Brian Aubele of Cheswick, Two daughters Kelly (Felix Jr.) Zaffina of Lower Burrell, and Melissa (Paul) Skanderson of Freeport, her five grandchildren Macey, Reno and Kylie Zaffina, Paul James, and Raelynn Skanderson. All services and private burial were in Deer Creek Cemetery, Cheswick. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation 1009 Duquesne Blvd. Duquesne, PA. 15110. Arrangements under the care of the Charles B. Jarvie Funeral Homes Inc. Springdale/Cheswick. Visit us at www.jarviefuneralhome.com to view and leave a condolence
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