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A memorial Mass for John Patrick McNelis, a machinist, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1065 Military Road.

McNelis, 89, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after being stricken in his home.

Born in Freeland, Pa., he attended schools there and moved to Niagara Falls in 1945.

McNelis served during World War II as a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He worked as a machine tender for Kimberly-Clark Corp. from 1945 until his retirement in 1976. He was president of the Kimberly-Clark Credit Union for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Helen Rohr; three sons, John Patrick Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Kevin of Las Vegas and George of the Town of Niagara; three daughters, Susan Antolik of Bloomington, Minn., Pamela of Everett, Wash., and Megan Barrett of Noblesville, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.

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