Gregory “Greg” L. McClelland
Gregory L. McClelland, 68, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 in Cape Coral, FL, his winter home. He was born May 4, 1950 in Aledo, IL to Eugene and Mary K. McClelland, now deceased.
Greg was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Following his military service, he obtained his law degree from the University of Illinois and began his 40 year law career in 1978. He was a founding partner of McClelland & Anderson, LLP in 1996. Greg served as general counsel to both the Michigan Realtors and the Home Builders of Michigan for many decades. His practice also focused on all types of real estate-related litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Greg received numerous awards during his legal career including recognition in The Best Lawyers of America for his work in construction and real estate litigation.
In addition to the practice of law that he loved, Greg was an avid runner, golfer, scuba diver and underwater photographer. His scuba diving travels afforded him the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places in the world both underwater and topside.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Janet McClelland; four siblings, Roger McClelland of Virginia Beach, VA, Delores Van Horn (Bruce Fredrick) of Canadian Lakes, MI, Vaughn McClelland of Coggon, IA, and Scott McClelland of Jacksonville, NC; sisters and brothers in law, Becky Fliege (Fred), Carl Rudin (Sharon), and Nancy Simpson, all of Springfield, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his devoted huskies, Lilly and Sedona.
A memorial service in Lansing will be announced at a later date.
Those desiring to make memorial contributions in memory of Greg McClelland are invited to donate to the Nature Conservancy of Michigan, 101 E. Cesar E. Chevez Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.