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William J. McNelis

William J. McNelis

Ocean Pines

William J. McNelis, 94, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at his home surrounded by family.

He was a native of Tower City, Pennsylvania. He was a patriarch of the entire family, a veteran of U.S Army, a 59-year continuous member of the American Legion with 20 years at the Ocean City Post #166, a lifetime Mason member, and a member of Holy Savior Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife and our angel of grace Mary McNelis; sons Kevin and Michael McNelis; daughters Kelly Ranum and Colleen McNelis Kennedy; 20 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria McNelis; his brother, Bob McNelis; and sisters Pat Buglar and Anne Crouse.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held this spring. Date T.B.A

Memorial contributions can be made to Coastal Hospice.

Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service, 504 Franklin Ave. in Berlin. To send condolences to the family, visit