Born in Philadelphia, PA, on Sept. 15, 1939, he was the son of the late John and Grace Connell McEliece. He was a graduate of Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, and was a neurosurgeon for many years in Mercer County, NJ, at Capital Health Systems and Hunterdon County, NJ, at the Hunterdon Medical Center.
Dr. McEliece was the chairman of Department of Surgery at Capital Health Systems at Fuld Campus and Mercer Campus. He was diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Candidate Group of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Mercer Medical Society, member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the North American Spinal Society.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Monica Collins McEliece; four sons, Frederick John McEliece of Panama City Beach, FL, John P. McEliece of Boston, MA, Richard M. McEliece of Sumneytown, PA, and Lucas Joseph McEliece of Lambertville NJ; two daughters, Adrienne McEliece of Williamsport, PA, and Bridget McEliece of Lambertville, NJ; a sister, Grace Flinterman, of Havertown, PA, and four grandchildren.
Private funeral services and visitation will be held on Saturday in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral, 147 Main St., Flemington, NJ. Interment will be private.
The Times Trenton - April 12, 2011