John T. McElroy, a retired attorney who was active in the Roman Catholic Church, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. He was 90.
The son of George J. McElroy Sr. and Alice Fox McElroy, John Thomas McElroy was born in Baltimore and raised on Harford Road.
He graduated Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1943, then enlisted in the Navy and served as a pharmacist's mate in the Pacific theater. He was discharged in 1945.
Mr. McElroy was a 1949 graduate from what is now Loyola University Maryland and obtained a law degree in 1955 from the University of Maryland School of Law.
He was working as a biochemist for the...