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John J. McGrellis III

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“Dear McGrellis Family,We were very saddened to hear of John's passing. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Your family will be in our prayers at...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Jim and Jill Hill - Landenberg, PA

“I am so saddened to hear of Mr. McGrellis' passing. He was such a nice man. He donated his auction services to our school fundraiser some years back...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kim and Joe Shank - Newark, DE

“To the McGrellis family from the Ministry of Caring 'family'. Thank you for remembering John's life by caring, as he did, for the poorest among us. ...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. - DE

“Our deepest sympathy to John's family.A friend who will always be remembered for his many kind acts and his help to many. God bless.Bob and Phil...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“TENUI NEC DIMITTAM-"I'VE TAKEN HOLD AND WON'T LET GO"-LATIN MOTTO OF SALESIANUM/SALLIES WILMINGTON DE.-SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY/FRIENDS. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“So many memories! John was such an important figure in my father's life. I went for so many visits to the junkyard and the first thing I always...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kathi Burris - Fredricksburg, PA

“Prayers for the entire McGrellis family. I feel honored to have known him and most of the family. He was very professional gentleman and he will be...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ron Haass - Newark, DE

“Such a wonderful man that never had a bad word to say about anyone. He could make anyone laugh on their worst day and make you feel special just by...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Elaine Zak - Bear, DE

“this is shocking sad news of an epic passing. so many memories! john was a well liked local character who brought countless folks together over...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the Family of John. We were classmates back in high school at Salesianum, n recall him attending classes at Willlard Hall...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Francis Lano - Newark, DE

“John remembered those that helped his family thru the years and payed back the kindness. RIP John, you will be missed. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sallie Burris Rolph - MILLSBORO, DE

“Our heartfelt condolences to the whole McGrellis cl CLAN . May your knowledge of who John was and what he was about ,and...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Smiley & Pat Matthews - DE

“Rest it peace John. Say hello to my parents I know you will see them ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Noble - Newark, DE

“Saint Peter must have some used angle wings that he was trying to sell and wanted a great auctioneer. Well, he got the best of both worlds when he...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincerest condolences to the McGrellis Family for the loss of your loved one, John, III, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: JKH/JW

“Rip John fly high with the angels . Sending prayer to your family . ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: bonnie richardson - hockessin, DE


John was born on April 11, 1940 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

John was a resident of Hockessin, Delaware at the time of passing.

He attended school at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine and Salesianum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, where family and friends may visit beginning at 9:00am. Interment will be held in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Ashland. Donations may be made to: Ministry of Caring 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington DE 19801-3209 https://www.ministryofcaring.org Viewing at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on October 14, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory can be made to The Ministry of Caring, 115 East 14th St, Wilmington DE 19801.

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