Tribute: Irene A. McEldowney

Irene A, McEldowney 89 passed away September 16

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CANTON, Ohio – Irene A. McEldowney 89 of Canton and formerly of Beloit passed away September 16 at Bethany Nursing Home in Canton after a brief illness.

Irene was born in Olean, New York on December 2, 1926 the daughter of the late Leeon N. and Ethlyn I. (Bowser) Bloch.

Survivors include her two children; a daughter Lynne Stieb of Canton, a son Mel McEldowney of Oak Harbor, Ohio, two grandchildren; Neil McEldowney of Akron and Melinda McEldowney of Alliance, four great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul on March 10, 2007, nine brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park in Alliance with Pastor Mike Kimball Officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in Irene’s honor to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454 Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at

Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home Sebring, OH (330) 938-2526.

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