ELLSWORTH – Paul David McEldowney, born Jan. 24, 1958, in Lancaster, Pa. and his son, Christopher John McEldowney, born April 19, 1989, in Long Beach, Calif. were both tragically taken from us as a result of an automobile accident; Paul on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Christopher on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004. Paul was an exceptional father and a truly loving, devoted husband. Paul was an employee of Dave Gould Ford in Ellsworth as an automotive mechanic and was greatly admired by his coworkers. He was always a man of his word and helped others whenever and wherever possible. He was friendly, funny, generous and loved life. He was an avid bicyclist and took pride in rebuilding bicycles for his daughter, Erin. Paul and Christopher were returning from a doctor’s appointment in Portland for Christopher when the accident occurred. Christopher was a student at Ellsworth Middle School. He was loved by both teachers and students alike for his humor and love for everyone he knew. Christopher wanted to give a big hug to everyone. He loved people and they loved him. Christopher was an inspiration to everyone he knew. He was a true gift of God. Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Terri; and daughter, Erin. Christopher is survived by his loving mother, Terri; and sister, Erin. They are both survived by Sylvia McEldowney, Susan Noble, Peter McEldowney and Anne Strock. Christopher is survived by his grandmother, Marlene Suval; and aunt, Jill Jahnkow. Their many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive them. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at the United Baptist Church, 38 Pine St., Ellsworth. For those unable to attend the services, a time of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, at the church. All are welcome Contributions may be made in Paul and Christopher’s memory to Special Olympics-Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, #119, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth.
PAUL DAVID MCELDOWNEY AND CHRISTOPHER JOHN MCELDOWNEY
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.