Bruce A. McElroy


Bruce A. McElroy (Drew) 58, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on April 27, 1961 to Lt Col. Bruce E. and Mary Lou McElroy. He served in the US Army.

Prior to his retirement, Drew was a Plumber and Steamfitter working for UA Local 7 in Albany, N.Y. and Local 105 in Schenectady, N.Y. for over 30 years. He enjoyed everything outdoors – fishing, camping, hunting and boating. He was always making people laugh with his jokes.

Drew will be deeply missed by his wife Lora Rena McElroy, children Sabrina Perri (Frank) of New City, and Timothy McElroy (Jennifer) of Scotia; 4 Grandchildren Jack, Peter, Frank and Lucas; as well as his 3 sisters Deborah E. Gocha (Nicolas Verderese), Rebecca L. Brower (Evan) and Rachel E. Houghton (Calvin) and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Guest Book

Eileen Siano

This news to me was a shock, Drew was a very strong man with a wonderful family that he cherished. There aren't any words to console his dear family that only hugs could say more. My heart really feels for all of you that he left here on the earth but I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow, someway was able to give his beautiful wife and family a loving reassurance that he is safe and in the presence of God and shall watch over them always. Not sure if Renee remembers me but I have so many happy laughing memories of all of us together a long time ago. I have the utmost respect for the McElroy family.

Many Hugs and Love to All of you

Eileen Siano ( used to be Andersen)

Russell Andersen

Drew was my friend for many years, he was always their to help me if I needed a hand, we shared many adventures. He will be missed by me for a long long time. God bless and keep you my dear friend.

Paulette Gori

He was a great man. He was loved by everyone he came in contact with. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Deb Grabo

I'm deeply saddened that the world has lost such a wonderful man. I'm happy to have had the pleasure of knowing him and hanging out with him and the whole family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who love him. I am so so sorry for your loss.

Beth Smith

Know that you are all in our thoughts. Drew and Rene raised a beautiful family. My memory of Drew as one of the younger cousins is that of adventure... he was that little blonde boys who had an eye for wanting to know how things worked. One could only smile ...looking into Drew's electric blue eyes and know that his heart was always in the right place. Your at Peace now little cousin.

Rob & Melinda VanPatten

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family .