Albert McClaran
1946 - 2020
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Albert C. McClaran
Albert McClaran, age 74, passed away on November 16, 2020. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1946.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. and Jerry McClaran, son Jason, brother Gerald and granddaughter Karissa. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Sharon, daughter Jennifer Werland and husband Michael, step-daughter Rhonda Soto and husband Rick. Sisters Donna Tramel and husband Jeff and Alandia Pinchera. 4 Granddaughters, Kaylynn, Sterling, Trevi and Christen. 9 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War as a Medical Specialist. After his discharge in 1968, he had a long and distinguished career in the Oil and Gas Industry and retired in 2013 from TransCanada Pipeline.
Al was the Life of the party. He loved to dance and was always the first one on the dance floor. His famous saying was "Dance like nobody's looking." He loved to travel and tell jokes. His favorite past time was spending time with family, playing games, bowling, listening to Elvis, eating hotdogs and Oreo's.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 with a Military Graveside Service following. Due to Covid 19 policy restrictions seating capacity is very limited and will be by invitation only.
Pallbearers are Eddy Thomas, Bob Flynn, Steve Palmer, Jeff Tramel, Steven Palmer and Gerald Pinchera.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Albert's name to PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope. The link to donate is

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 22, 2020.
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Roxann Bacchus
November 28, 2020
GOD bless and comfort this entire
McClaran family...remembering
that easy smile and welcoming
words at various Soto family wife and I were blended in through daughter-in-law Stephanie and our son Casey McClure...I have a step-daughter,
Rhonda, but can't remember ever
using the word our love
for one another would be similar to the bond you and Al shared...
no words to heal the brokenhearts of Sterling, Trevi, you and Rick and Sharon...just remember the kindness I'm sure he brought
to all of your lives...Granddaddy's like Al are a gift from GOD...
Love, prayers, blessings...
Larry and Joe Ann McClure
"We love because HE first loved
us" 1 John 4:19
Larry McClyre
November 23, 2020
Al loved life to the fullest and loved Sharon very much. We will miss his witty humor and big smile!! Until we meet again our friend! Love Kerry & Vicki Sensat
Kerry & Vicki Sensat
November 22, 2020
Alberto, I had the privilege to work with you, got to know you, not only as a loyal co-worker, but more as a friend. When you left I lost a friend/brother. You made it easy and enjoyable regardless the troubles we had.
GOD BLESS. Always From my Family to yours..
Juan de Santiago
November 22, 2020
So sorry to hear about Albert's death. He graduated from Fair Park High in Shreveport in 1964.
Susie Johns Gilley
November 21, 2020
I didn’t know Al very well, but he was a great friend to my dad, Ron Hayes. Albert and Sharon passed through Shreveport, a few years back, and I happened to be off that day, so dad and I met them for breakfast. I enjoyed the time spent with him, and his lovely wife. As a restaurant manager, I deal with a lot of people on the daily. As such you learn to get a quick read on people, and it only took a few minutes to understand that this is a genuine person. Albert was genuinely concerned that you were enjoying yourself, no matter how small or trivial the occasion. I know he’s sorely missed, at home, as well as here in Shreveport. He and my dad were college roommates, so they go way back, but their bond was considerably deeper than simply being roommates. Albert saw to it that my dad got his act together, and stayed in school so he could avoid going to Vietnam as long as possible. Dad was eventually called up, but the war ended before having to go. Albert witnessed the horrors of war first had, especially as a medical specialist, and saw to it that his dear friend didn’t have to experience the same. Their bond was further strengthened by both suffering the lose of a child. That’s a wound that only those that have had the misfortune of experiencing, can truly understand. There’s no telling where my dad would be, or even if I were to exist, without Albert. I know in my heart that this isn’t the end of the line for their friendship. I know he’s their now entertaining those who have preceded him in life after death. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers during this holiday season, and beyond.
Andrew Hayes
November 21, 2020
Everyone loved Al, and he will be greatly missed. Heaven gained a wonderful man, and we are left with wonderful memories. Rest in peace dear friend.
Debra Williams
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