George M. McLean Jr.
George M. McLean Jr., 86, formerly of 334 Cole Ave., died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Lutheran Retirement Home.
Born Jan. 2, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif., he was the eldest son of the late George M. and Ethelyn Holcomb McLean, Sr.
Raised in Erie, Pa., he attended Academy High School graduating in 1950. After graduation, he continued his studies at Penn State Behrend Center and eventually Jamestown Community College.
A proud veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952-54, at Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he achieved the rank of corporal.
On Oct. 30, 1960, George married the love of his life, Karen Lois Davison in Strongsville, Ohio.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed most recently by Acu-Rite Company Inc as a tool and equipment design and documentation coordinator. Previous to that, he also held similar positions with Proto Tool division of Ingersoll Rand, Crescent Tool and Marlin Rockwell Corporation of Jamestown and Reed Manufacturing and General Electric in Erie. He was a longstanding member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
He was a member of Christ First United Methodist Church.
“Maury,” as he was affectionately known by family, was intrigued by his Scottish roots and family genealogy, loved history of all kinds and was a strong supporter of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and especially Indians, making an annual pilgrimage to Progressive Field with his brothers and other interested family members. He had special childhood memories of seeing Bob Feller pitch for the Indians while attending games with his father.
Surviving are three sons: Brian (Christine) McLean of South Glens Falls, N.Y., Brad (Vicki) McLean of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Todd McLean of Jamestown; and five grandchildren: Joshua, Noah and Hannah McLean of South Glens Falls, and Luke and Mark McLean of Elizabethtown. Also, two brothers: Ronald (Carolyn) McLean of Amherst, N.Y., and Robert (Lois) McLean of Warren, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Cheryle (Dan) Huther of Findlay, Ohio.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Karen Davison McLean, who died Sept. 17, 2015.
A private family memorial service will be held at Christ First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in the church’s columbarium. Visitation will not be observed.
Memorials may be made to Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview Ave., or the Bill and Linda Knight Brass Scholarship, c/o the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., both Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneral home.com.