William McFeely Jr., 74, insurance salesman

December 13, 1990

William J. McFeely Jr., 74, who worked in the insurance business for 50 years, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Robin Hood Court in Towson.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

About a year ago, Mr. McFeely cut back on his work 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 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 was a Navy supply officer 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.

Survivors include 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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