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MCELYEA, JOHN HENRY, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, January 10, 2013. A loving father with a great sense of humor, he was a person of profound integrity and wisdom and a trusted friend to many. He loved his wife Tina and daughters Katie, Christie, and Allie and all of his family deeply. John practiced law for 27 years in Orlando, a profession to which he was passionately committed. John loved to spend time traveling on annual trips, surrounded by his wife, three daughters and family. John was born April 11, 1959, in Winter Park, Florida to Jack McElyea and Jane Warnock McElyea. He graduated from Edgewater High School in 1977. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in Finance and Real Estate in 1981 and his law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1986. He married his wife Tina Ragan McElyea on May 30, 1987, and they were married for twenty five years. John was a pioneer world champion slalom water skier in 1980 and later competed on the Water Ski Tour. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, golf, water skiing and snow skiing, and John was an avid FSU Seminole Football fan. He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church for more than fifteen years. In addition to his wife Tina, John is survived by his daughters Katherine, Christina, and Allison; his mother Jane Warnock McElyea, his brother Jeff McElyea; his sister Pam McElyea Barnard and brother-in-law Dr. William Barnard; and nieces and nephews. A visitation will be at the Baldwin Fairchild Lake Ivanhoe Funeral Home, 301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, on Wednesday, January 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Memorial Service will be celebrated at All Saints Church in Winter Park, 338 East Lyman Avenue on Thursday, January 17, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests tax-deductible donations to be sent to The Healing Ministry at All Saints Church (www.glennonhouse.org), 338 East Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 14, 2013
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