age 70, of Addison, PA passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his home. He was born December 9, 1947 in Portage, PA son of the late Steve Elchin and Anna Turchak Elchin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Chad Elchin and his brother, Charles Elchin. James was a 1965 graduate of Portage Area High School and a graduate of Penn State University. He worked as Chief Mine Electrician for Beth Energy. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Portage, PA. James enjoyed wood working, metal work, carpentry, engine building and fishing. Left to cherish James' memory are his wife of 50 years, Carol Kiel Elchin of Addison, PA; son, Adam Elchin of Greensboro, MD and daughters, Sherry Elchin and Erica Elchin both of York, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. At James' request no funeral services will be held. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com or on the funeral home Facebook page.
Published on February 15, 2018