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James McNelis


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James McNelis Obituary
McNELIS, JAMES I.; age 92; of Grosse Pointe and formerly of Trenton, MI, passed away April 27, 2014. James was born in Hastings, PA on February 22, 1922, son of James and Ruth (Binder). He served in the Army at Oak Ridge, TN on the Manhattan Project. After an honorable discharge, he returned to Penn State University where he met his beloved wife, Gladys (Pinky) Wiseman and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. The couple was married in Hastings, PA on June 27, 1949, and moved to Michigan to begin a 34 year career with Ford Motor Company. Dear husband to Pinky (deceased March 27, 2013), father to James W. (Claudia), Christopher J., Scott (Kathy), Philip K. (Julia), and Michael P., grandfather to Michael J., Staci, Kyle, James and, William, also survived by brother Paul, sisters Pat Brennan, Mary Louise (Weaser) Kimball, and Nancy Sacra, predeceased by brothers Richard and John. He enjoyed spending time with the GP Senior Men’s and Men’s Garden Clubs, and family genealogy. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Please share your memories at ahpeters.com
Published in Heritage Newspapers on May 4, 2014
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