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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Harold "Mac" McClain (K8SVV)


May 1, 2012


McCLAIN, Harold J., 88, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Weirton Medical Center. He was born September 15, 1923, in Steubenville a son of the late Jay G. and Matilda A. Rawlins McClain. He was a retired school photographer for Carl Mansfield Studio and an Army veteran of WWII. Mac was also a long time tri-state area Amateur Radio operator, call sign K8SVV, who frequented the local, Steubenville and Toronto, Ohio, 2 meter repeaters in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. You could also find Mac selling at Hamfest flea markets in that era within an hour or two's drive of Steubenville, Ohio. Harold was preceded in death by three sisters Gladys Barnes, Alice Heckman and Anna Margaret Kidder and one brother William McClain. Surviving are his wife of 65 years Irene Long McClain; and eight nieces Carolyn (Bruce) Donaldson of Malibu, CA, Jane (Rick) Mort of San Diego, CA, Patricia (Greg) Varoga Ehalt of Murrysville, PA, Mary Kay (Sam) Conner of Aliquippa, PA, Barbara (Ralph) Carapellotti of Berea, OH, Linda Bright of Steubenville, OH, Janice (Ronald) Zumer of Suwanee, GA and Carol (Jon) Laska of Irwin, PA and nephew Richard (Barbara) Barnes of Pittsburgh, PA. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 12:30 p.m. Burial at Union Cemetery. (This obituary is from the "Steubenville Herald- Star," newspaper, May 4, 2012, edition, with additions by Greg Day, N8GD)

Contributed by: Gregory Day (N8GD)


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