Michael McLain, former resident of Glenarden, Maryland, went home to heaven on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike was the first of three born to James T. McLain and Yvonne McLain Stitt of Washington, D.C. on January 25th, 1957. He also had two siblings, Brian and Sharon. The McLain family would later relocate to Glenarden, Maryland. Growing up Mike enjoyed playing kickball, dodgeball, throw'em up tackle football, and baseball. He attended Glenarden Woods Elementary, Thomas Johnson Middle, and Duvall High Schools. As a teen, Mike worked at Ardmore Diner and Beacon Moving & Storage. He later joined his brother Brian, aka "Coochie", at Hardee's on the Grill and again at Hecht Co. at the iconic Landover Mall. In 1980, Mike joined the United States Army where he became a marksman and a mechanic. He was later deployed to Seoul Korea where he met and fell in love with his wife, Myong Sun. He later returned to the U.S. with his wife who gave birth to his son, Christian McLain and Sean McLain (preceded in death). Mike acquired his CDL and traveled extensively living various states including Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. He eventually settled in San Diego, California. Mike was a man of integrity, and simplicity. He enjoyed classic televisions sitcoms like Kings of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Sanford and Son. Mike later dedicated his life to Jesus Christ. Left to celebrate life are his son Christian McLain (wife Ruzanna), his grandchildren Spencer and Abigail, his mother Yvonne Stitt, brother Brian McLain, sister Sharon Martin (husband Steve) and host of relatives and friends.
Published in The Capital Gazette on Apr. 17, 2021.