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Wilfred Dana McLellan

September 26, 1927 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 94)


Wilfred Dana McLellan passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, two days after his 94th birthday of natural causes, not Covid related. He grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey and after graduation from Rutgers University he lived in California for 10 years and was a resident of New Orleans for 54 years. Mr. McLellan was a long time insect and snail identifier with the USDA-APHIS-PPQ. After retirement he was awarded Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture by LA State for assistance he had given the state. He loved to dance, animals, philosophy and to watch old movies. He enjoyed being outside chatting with neighbors and sitting in the sun. He was married to Lynne G. McLellan, until her death, and is survived by their three daughters, Rowena M. McLean, Kimberley M. Quintana (Ray) and Hilary McLellan; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet D. McLellan; and their 5 children, Margaret, Kristen (David), James, Glenn (Ruri) and Kelvin McLellan; one brother, Dr. Lowell G. McLellan of Santa Barbara, CA; one sister, Muriel M. Lee of Fort Worth, TX; 4 nephews; 1 niece; and numerous great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy D. McLellan and Haroldine Searle McLellan; two brothers, J. Densmore McLellan and Kelvin McLellan. Due to Covid there will be no service, with a private burial. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choosing.

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