Merle T. McKelvey, 81, of Ford Cliff, died Monday, October 18, 2021, at his home.
Born May 9, 1940, in Kittanning, he was a son of the late Edward and Sophia (Cravener) McKelvey.
Merle was a member of Ford Memorial United Methodist Church, Ford City. He also belonged to the Ford City VFW and the Ford Cliff Fire Department.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the mountains, and going to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Salamanca, NY. Merle had a lot of friends and loved interaction with people.
He is survived by his grandchildren: William (Tracy) Beil of Wisconsin, Matthew (Jessica) Beil of Kentucky, Theresa Manion on Janesville, WI, Kelly Hooper of Portland, OR, and Liam Bugelhall of Portland, OR; and his great-grandchildren, Bill and Stella Beil, Gracie, Sophia, Benjamin Beil and Maggie Manion. Merle also leaves behind his companion, Nancy Costanzo of Kittanning; his brother-in-law, Mark Bryan of McGrann; and his son-in-law, Tracy Shultz of Sugarcreek Township.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally A. (Bryan) McKelvey; two daughters: Sally J. Schultz and Margaret McKelvey; his son, Brian McKelvey; and a brother, John McKelvey.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Ford Memorial United Methodist Church, Ford City.