Obituary of Gordon MacElhenney
Andrew Gordon MacElhenney, 87, died at Phoenixville Hospital on Friday night, December 31, 2021, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was a resident of Perkiomen Township, PA since 1983 and had formerly resided in Glenside, PA. He and his wife, Susan (Turner) MacElhenney, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on November 29th of this year.
Born July 19th, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew E. and Mae (Roper) MacElhenney. He was a 1952 graduate of Germantown High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1957.
Mr. MacElhenney worked as a stockbroker and investment advisor across the Philadelphia, PA area for more than 60 years. He later operated his own business under the name MacElhenney Management until his retirement in 2017.
Gordon was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ of Trappe, PA for more than 25 years. Very involved in the development of Perkiomen Township, PA, he served on the township planning commission before being elected to a township supervisor in 2002, a position he held until 2019.
An avid reader, he was passionate about books on British and World War history, as well as archeology. He enjoyed traveling with family throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Tomatoes were his all-time favorite food and he loved nothing more than visiting the local produce stands to find the perfect tomato. Above all, Gordon was a devoted husband and father who cared deeply for his family. He also cherished animals as he spent most of his life giving rescue dogs and cats a happy home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Rachel A. MacElhenney and her husband, Gregory Lubic, and their son, Nigel.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11:30am on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 3440 Skippack Pike at Cedars Road, Skippack, PA, where family will receive friends for his viewing from 10:30-11:15am. Burial will be private at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to either Montgomery County S.P.C.A, 1059 Sweisford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074; Perkiomen Township Fire Company, 485 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426; or St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 200 West Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.