Kenneth W. McNelly
Date of Death: February 20, 2024
Cremation Society of Virginia
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Kenneth Wayne McNelly, 84, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died February 20, 2024.  Born July 12, 1939, he was raised in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.  After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1961, he met his future wife, Norma Jean Keller. They married in 1963 and settled in the Tidewater area. Ken…

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Calvin Azarowicz left a message on March 25, 2024:
Ken brought much joy to so many. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for life. Whatever idea someone had at model train shows, he would expand it times 5. I always treasured time spent visiting.
Jim Sandman left a message on March 14, 2024:
Dear Norma, family and friends of Ken, On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Ken´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" departs on Eternal Patrol. He served with honor in the U.S. Submarine Force. To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country. Norma and family... "may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV). Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret, National Chaplain, USSVI. www.jimsandman.com
Keith and Anna Houtwed left a message on March 5, 2024:
We were saddened to hear about Ken. You all were great neighbors and friends. He was always generous and ready to help. So many memories - Dad and Ken chopping down trees, fireworks that led to a small marsh fire behind your house, the mouthwatering aromas from the smoker, the McNelly clan visiting us in England, his booming voice, and his trains. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keith and Anna
Wendy & Tim left a message on March 3, 2024:
When I heard of your Dad’s passing, I was overcome with so many great childhood memories from him coming in & always having the with the loudest greetings for me and laughing asking what Nancy and I were up to (although he knew half the time no good) to sitting on the back of his truck with a sign for the male dancer to arrive at my bachelorette party with a cold one in his hand. He was such a jolly man with a huge heart and the best whole hearted laugh! Sending love and prayers to each of you💕
Joe & Idalia left a message on March 2, 2024:
We will miss you more than words can express. Submariners for life!!
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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