William J. McFeely Insurance salesman

December 13, 1990

A memorial service for William J. McFeely Jr., who was semiretired from the insurance business, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

Mr. McFeely, who was 74, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Robin Hood Court in Towson.

He had become semiretired about a year ago as a salesman for the Home Life Insurance Co. of New York. During his 50-year career with the company, he had held several positions, including manager of the Baltimore office.

Born in Baltimore but reared in Richmond, Va., Mr. McFeely graduated from the Maguire School there before he returned to attend the Johns Hopkins University.

A 1937 graduate of Hopkins, he was a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity. He managed the university wrestling team and was a member of the football and tennis teams.

He continued his interest in tennis over the years, often playing at L'Hirondelle Club.

He served as a supply officer in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

A former president of the Eastern Shore Society and the Exchange Club of Baltimore, he served for many years as chairman of the annual Exchange Club bull roast. He also belonged to the Johns Hopkins Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jean Jecelin; two daughters, Susan Hopper McFeely of Litchfield, Conn., and Elizabeth Goldsborough McFeely of Boston; a son, Stuart Hebb McFeely of Barton, Vt.; a brother, Edwin H. McFeely of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Union Memorial Hospice or to the Exchange Club Charities Fund.

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