Byron L. McNelly Memorial

Byron McNelly was a truly special man. To honor his legacy, his family has decided to dedicate a special memorial in his name at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Byron’s nephew, Bill Mount, is a wonderful volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, and is currently helping us build our very first garden at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts made in Byron’s memory will be used to help us plant and maintain our 10,000 square foot garden, providing fresh produce to guests of the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you very much for your support. Please complete the form below.

Byron retired from GM after over 50 years; he was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Kettering for 30 years, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. After graduating from Dixie High School, he earned a Bachelors in Engineering and “about half” a Masters in Business from the University of Dayton. Byron was an avid runner and completed 25 marathons and 25 ultra marathons. He was member of America’s oldest ultra marathon (JFK) 1000-mile club and completed these marathons in four separate decades. We are truly humbled that Mr. McNelly’s family has decided to remember him in such a special way at the Ronald McDonald House.