Orville Lee McClelland
Resident of San Jose
Lee McClelland, age 77, passed away on Friday March 1, 2013 in San Jose. He was born in Taylorville, Illinois to parents Orville Edward and Carol Francis (Dunfee) McClelland.
Lee graduated in 1960 from the University of Illinois with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and in 1962 he completed his Masters Degree. He worked for 32 years in the defense industry first at Collins Radio Company, then Ford Aerospace and finally at Loral WDL.
Lee was the consummate engineer, curious, logical, organized and detail oriented.
Lee leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Karen, sons Michael (Laurie), Bryan (Barbara), daughter Patricia and grandson Kyle Posey. He is also survived by his brother Edward (Janet) McClelland and nephews in Decatur, IL.
A graveside service was held at Oak Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 17, 2013