George A. McClure, age 74, passed away peacefully with courage and grace on September 5th surrounded by his loving family.|
Born and raised in Marcus Hook, George graduated from Eddystone High School, Class of 1956, and continued his education at Delaware County Community College.
He served in the United States Army and devoted his career to the Borough of Marcus Hook, retiring as Chief of Police in 1991 and serving 16 years as Mayor for which he was extremely proud.
His generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to many.
He lived his life with integrity and bravery. He was a dedicated community advocate and was an exemplary figure in the community.
He especially enjoyed being involved with the Angel Food Pantry and was a big help in gathering donations.
George was a lifelong member of the Marcus Hook Fire Department, ascending to the rank of Borough Fire Chief.
He was an honorary Past Chief of the Marcus Hook Trainer Fire Company, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Fraternal Order of Eagles, member of Chester Masonic Lodge 236, former Board Member of H.O.P.E., former Board of Directors for Delaware County Drug and Alcohol Board and many other community organizations and boards.
George was a lifelong softball player and an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Redskins sports fan.
He enjoyed playing pinochle, going to the casino, spending time with his grandchildren and his beloved dog, Ginger. He lived for laughing, being silly, loving his family and many friends.
He truly loved his family with all his heart.
Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Anna Francis McClure; brothers: Alexander (Bud), Edward, and former wife, Connie McClure.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 20 years, Sherry. Daughters: BethAnn McClure (John), Wendy Zorrer (Karen), Dawn Coale (Tacker), and Susan McClure (Tom). Brother: Michael McClure (Eleanor); Sisters: Doris Boyer, Barbara Davis, Betsy Myers (Ron), Kate Michaelides, and Annie Kersey (Bobby); Sister-in-Law: Annette McClure; Grandchildren: Jacqui Zorrer, Kirstyn and Corey Coale. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be after 6 pm on Tuesday night and after 10 a.m. on Wed at Kaniefski- Kendus- D' Anjolell Memorial Home 3900 West 9th St., Trainer, PA, followed by at 11 a.m. funeral service at the memorial home.
Interment: Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pa
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Angel Food Pantry at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 307 Market St., Marcus Hook, PA 19061.
Published in Daily Times on Sept. 8, 2013