Obituary for Elwood Ierley Sr.
Elwood L. Ierley Sr., 96, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in his hometown of Middletown PA.
He was born on June, 6, 1920 in Middletown and was the son of the late George and Annie (Leggore) Ierley.
He was of the Methodist Faith and a member of the American Legion post 594 and VFW post 1690, both of Middletown. He was a WWII veteran of the US. Army Air Corps.
Elwood graduated from the Middletown High School, class of 1938.
In addition to his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Elsie (Green) Ierley, a son, Elwood L. Ierley Jr. and six siblings.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce E. Zayakosky and her husband Mike of DE; five grandchildren, Jason Zayakosky, Kelly Mills, Chris Ierley, Daniel Ierley, and Valerie Ierley; six great-grandchildren and his companion of 17 years, Shirley Hanshue.
A tribute to his life will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown with the Rev. Richard Creamer officiating. Viewing will be from 10:30 AM until the time of services, Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in the Middletown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Elwood’s name may be made to an animal society or military charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com