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Kenneth A. McElwain, Jr.

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Kenneth A. “Peanut” McElwain, Jr., 58 of Chateaugay, NY, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 17, 2014, at his home.

Born in Malone, NY, August 24, 1955, he is the son of Kenneth and Audrey Jock McElwain, Sr. He graduated from Salmon River Central School, in 1974. He later graduated from Riverside School of Aeronautics in Utica, NY.

He was married to the former Judith Bowen in 1976. The marriage ended in divorce many years ago.

For several years, Peanut was employed as a licensed A & P mechanic in Plattsburgh, NY, for U. S Air, Continental Airline Express and Pratt and Whitney.

His hobbies included, building model airplanes, fishing, snowmobiling, bowling, playing darts and pool, coin collecting, auto repair and spending time with his friends and family.

Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Audrey McElwain, Sr., of Fort Covington, one son and daughter in law, James and Patricia McElwain of Uvalde, TX, one daughter, Wendy McElwain and her fiancÚ Jarrad Terrance of Snye, Que., one brother, Rodney McElwain of Fort Covington, two sisters, Valorie Good of Fort Covington, and Sarahlyn Dominy of Chateaugay Lake, NY, three grandchildren, James and Samanta McElwain and Brodie Terrance and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert “Herbie” McElwain in 1976 and a sister, Jerilyn McElwain in infancy.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home, in Fort Covington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, in Fort Covington, with the Rev. Martin Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Old St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Covington, in the spring.

Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, NY.

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