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Daryle R. McNelis

Daryle R. McNelis, 50, of 6 Hillside Drive, Bloomsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Born in Hershey, PA, on March 17, 1971, he was son of Donna K. (McNelis) and her husband, David P. Woodward.

Daryle was a 1989 graduate of Central Columbia High School and resided in the Bloomsburg area for most of his life.  He was employed most recently as a CDL driver for Lakeville Specialty Produce in Danville, but had previously worked in nuclear security at PPL and as a deputy sheriff in Montour County.  Daryle was also an active member of the Bloomsburg Elks Lodge #436 and Valley of Bloomsburg American Legion Post 273.

Daryle was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with family and friends.  An avid outdoorsman, Daryle enjoyed hunting, fishing, and coaching Little League baseball.  Daryle was also a skilled carpenter and could fix just about anything.  He was loved for his dry sense of humor, fun-loving spirit, kind heart, and willingness to go above and beyond to help anyone in need.  Above all, Daryle’s sons were the pride and joy of his life.

Daryle is survived by his wife, Heather A. (Baylor) McNelis, with whom he shared 24 years of marriage; two sons: Garrett M. McNelis and Aiden R. McNelis, both of Bloomsburg; a sister, Tammy L. Kline, and her husband Paul, of Myerstown; a brother, Timothy B. Smith, and his wife Dara, of Wilkes-Barre; and several nieces and nephews: Nicholas, Aaron and Noah Kline, Shea Smith, Haley Hughes, Jacqueline Carter, Jared, Ethan, and Anne Snyder, and Matthew and Madeline Lee.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the LCBC church in Bloomsburg.  A visitation for family and friends will occur from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, followed by a celebration of Daryle’s life at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to the LCBC church or to a scholarship fund that has been created to assist with Garrett and Aiden’s education expenses at https://everloved.com/life-of/daryle-mcnelis/.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Dear Heather, Garrett and Aiden,
We write this with a heavy heart in learning of your pain and sorrow. No words can express what you are all experiencing right now. As you know, your husband/father was a remarkable, respected, and very much loved human being.and we are lucky to have known him.
Please accept our condolences , may you find peace in his beautiful memories as he rests in paradise

The Brusseau Family

The Brusseau Family Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

I was blessed by Daryle and his loving family. I only met him once, but he spoke to me like he knew me all my life. I was so touched by that. It is hard to explain it. But I know God was behind it all. I will continue to pray for your broken hearts to comforted by Jesus's love. Psalm 34:18. I love you Daryle and Jesus loves you too! Everyone please trust in The Lord and receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior and you will experience His Peace, His Joy and His Love. See you later Daryle! Love Bob Buggs Clauser

Bob Buggs Clauser Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

The Winn family are truly devastated by his death and will not forget him. So sorry to his family and friends and I hope Denny was there to greet him. We love you

Nina Winn Aug 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryle McNelis

Jonna Hagemeyer Aug 24 2021 12:00 AM