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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
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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