Dick McElroy

April 20, 1948 - January 15, 2024
Dick  McElroy

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Dick McElroy passed away on January 15, 2024 at his home in Leland, NC. He was formerly from South Salem, NY; born and lived in Stamford, CT.

Dick was a loving husband. He is survived by his wife Melanie, sister Betsy McKinnon (Fred), brothers Paul McElroy (Linda), Daniel McElroy (Sue), mother- in-law Theodora Deitch, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dick was pre-deceased by his parents Tom and Mary McElroy, father-in-law Lee Deitch, brother-in-law Bill Deitch, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dick was a kind, sensitive, gentle soul who was dedicated to his family and friends. He was a generous person; a mentor to many of his co-workers. Dick had a great sense of humor.

Dick enjoyed swimming, walking along the beach and spending time with family and friends.

There will be a private service.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association,  PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, or the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel.  Please leave condolences messages for Dick’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.wilmingtoncares.com



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  • January 30, 2024
    Lorma Isola says:
    I am truly saddened to hear about Dick. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I was lucky enough to work with Dick at Fujifilm and will never forget his kindness and bright smile. May he rest in peace.

  • January 29, 2024
    Bill Tierney says:
    Today, I am mourning the loss of a friend, mentor, and all-around nice person. You had patience, generosity, and insightful wisdom. I will miss our conversations, Holiday cards, and positive energy.

  • January 25, 2024
    Joseph P Cuzino says:
    I remember dad Tom fondly. They were two peas in a pod. Funny, generous, kind gentlemen. I’ll never forget them both.

  • January 23, 2024
    Linda and Lou Johnson says:
    Webster’s dictionary defines a Leprechaun as “a mischievous elf of Irish folklore usually believed to reveal the hiding place of treasure if caught “. As we look at Dick’s picture we can’t help but notice how well the camera caught that mischievous smile and twinkle in his eye. Certainly why Melanie ( a. k. a. Y M A ) selected this photo. Although not an elf, Dick was our Leprechaun. The treasures he and Melanie brought us are imbedded in their friendship and generosity. We will always treasure the great times we had on Cape Cod! We love you Dick and Melanie. Linda and Lou Johnson

  • January 20, 2024
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