Andrea McElwee was born in Ithaca, NY on Oct. 8, 1944, and died on Dec. 1, 2020, in the Villages, FL. She was the middle child of five: Jane, William Andrew, Andrea, Katherine Roberta, and Martin Congdon McElwee.
Andrea attended schools in Ithaca and graduated from Cascadilla School in 1962. She attended and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Louisville in 1966 and majored in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education. She taught in Ohio briefly and then worked 33 years for the School District of Palm Beach County (Belle Glade Elementary and Cypress Trails Elementary).
Andrea is preceded in death by her parents Barbara Congdon McElwee (1974) and Andrew William McElwee (2001), both of Ithaca NY. She is also preceded in death by her sister Jane McElwee Decker (2019 and Jane’s husband Thomas Decker 2015 of Holden Beach NC). She is survived by her siblings William (Aloma) of Ithaca NY, Katherine of Ukiah CA, and Martin of Ithaca NY.
Per Andrea’s request, there are no services planned and anyone who wishes to make a contribution in her memory should do so with a charity of their choice.