Thomas L. McClain, 87, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Monday, April 8, 2013 in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived in this area most of his life.
Tom was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and a 1943 graduate of St. Paul High School. He served in the U.S Marine Corps from February 1943 to February 1946 with the 9th AAA BN 1st Provisional Brigade at the occupation of Rota Island in 1946 and on Midway and Guam, in the South Pacific, from February of 1944 to 1946.
He was the former secretary/treasurer of Mack Insurance Agency in Norwalk, Ohio, was a coach for 20 years at St. Paul High School, was a sportscaster for WLKR Radio for 17 years, and was an affiliate of Norwalk Raceway Park.
Tom was founder and life member of the Marine Corps League, Mackin Detachment #837,of Norwalk, Ohio, was a life member of Firelands Post #2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Norwalk, Ohio, a life member of Ken Bur Bell Post #41 American Legion, Norwalk, Ohio, a 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council #626, and was a life member and Co-founder of the Firelands Civil War Roundtable. He enjoyed golf and scuba diving.
Tom is survived by his brother, Eugene Mack of Sandusky, Ohio, by several loving nieces and nephews, and several loving great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Mack and adopted parents, Edward and Winifred McClain, by his brother, Charles Mack, and by his sisters, Dorothy Mack, Mildred Laible, and Mary Ellen Koechley.
Friends may call on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 4. to 8 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main St., Norwalk. Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Internment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Bellevue, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, Athletic Department. Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.
Walker Funeral Home
98 W. Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857
Published in The Bellevue Gazette on Apr. 10, 2013